Infrastructure & Technology

Connecting the Last Best Place to the rest of the country and the world requires strong, reliable, and up-to-date infrastructure and technology. Investments in roads, bridges, and airports ensure that Montana’s communities remain safely linked. And access to reliable internet and television broadcasts ensures Montana businesses can succeed in a modern economy, and gives folks the opportunity to connect across the state and beyond.

As a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Technology, Jon is leading the charge in providing rural America with access to the same technology and resources given to urban areas.

Jon worked across the aisle for months to negotiate his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which made significant and urgently-needed investments in Montana’s roads, bridges, airports, high-speed internet, water systems, public transportation, and more. Jon worked with five Republicans, four Democrats, and the White House to craft a law that will create hundreds of thousands of American jobs while making targeted investments to strengthen our nation—without raising taxes on working families.

Jon is also backing the Broadband DATA Act, which expands rural broadband coverage by directing the Federal Communications Commission to build more accurate broadband coverage maps. And he served as part of a bipartisan working group tasked with passing the Chips and Science Act—legislation to maintain America’s competitive technological edge over China by boosting manufacturing capacity and keeping jobs in America.

Tester Secures $1 Million for Site Cleanups in Northern Montana
Funding comes from the Senator’s bipartisan infrastructure law As a direct result of his bipartisan infrastructure law, U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured $1,000,000 to support environmental assessment, cleanup and redevelopment projects with a focus on Havre, Box Elder, and Glacier...
Tester Secures Senate Passage of Key Priorities for Montana’s Rural Airports
Senator’s bipartisan Small Community Air Service Enhancement Act will increase air service to Montana after clearing Senate in the must-pass FAA reauthorization bill U.S. Senator Jon Tester successfully included his priorities for increasing affordable air service in Montana in legislation to reauthorize...
Tester Secures $16 Million for Montana Schools, Roads, Municipal Services through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Secure Rural Schools program to invest in rural infrastructure, strengthen public schools As a direct result of his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, U.S. Senator Jon Tester last week secured $15,919,854 through the Secure Rural Schools program to invest in...