A champion for rural veterans. A pioneer in transparency and cleaning up Washington. A third-generation family farmer fighting to create jobs and new opportunities in Montana. A powerful voice for rural America.
During his first term in the Senate, Jon Tester has earned a reputation as a straight-talking, hardworking, common sense United States Senator who gets things done—from boosting the minimum wage after the longest gap in history and passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to ensure equal pay for women, to passing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to create millions of jobs and confirming two new Supreme Court Justices to the bench.
Jon’s first order of business after taking office was a listening tour with Montana’s veterans. From his seat on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, he took what he heard and turned it into action. His landmark Rural Veterans Health Care Improvement Act became law and strengthened health care for all of Montana’s veterans, and veterans across rural America. A member of the Government Affairs and Homeland Security Committee, he has also worked to expand contracting opportunities for small businesses. On the Indian Affairs Committee, he has fought for increased job opportunities across Indian Country. And as a member of the Banking Committee, Jon has worked to make sure Wall Street works for Main Street.
Sporting his trademark flattop haircut ($10, including tip), Jon Tester needs no introduction to the Montanans he meets. After all, he’s one of them.