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OP-ED: Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Creates Montana Jobs, Lowers Costs

As a farmer, I know firsthand that good things take time. Every year, I plant my fields with crops like wheat, barley, peas, and saffron, and in July, August, and September, I harvest those crops and reap what I’ve sown. Writing laws is much the...

 By Jon Tester    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Targeted COVID Package Will Reopen Our Economy

One year into this pandemic, Montanans are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Our vaccines are safe and effective, COVID cases are falling thanks to the tireless efforts of... Full story

 By Jon Tester    Opinion    March 24, 2021

Building KXL Will Bring Jobs and Opportunity to E. Montana

When I disagree with my party, I defend Montana and say so.  President Biden's decision to cancel the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline was a mistake-one that I am fighting tooth and... Full story

 By Jon Tester    Opinion    October 25, 2017

Facing the Opiod Crisis

Montanans, like many across our country, continue to face a severe and growing opioid, meth, and heroin epidemic. These drugs have ravaged Montana homes and families, leaving little of our state untouched by addiction. The time is now. We must work...

 By Jon Tester    Opinion    July 5, 2017

Fight for What Really Matters

Too often, policy debates in Washington, D.C., devolve into partisan fist-fights. Each side becomes so focused on landing a punch that they forget why they climbed into the ring in the first place. Just a few years ago, one in five Montanans did not...

 By Jon Tester    Opinion    June 28, 2017

Open Letter to the USDA

Editor's note: U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced at press time that farmers and ranchers in six Montana counties will have access to drought assistance through U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster relief programs. The following is an open letter...

 By Jon Tester    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Tester Talks Trains, Budget

Every year over one hundred thousand people ride the Empire Builder, many stop in Glasgow. Those people frequent the small businesses, spending their hard-earned money and sustaining good-paying jobs for Glasgow and the surrounding areas.  For 88...

 By Jon Tester    Opinion    January 20, 2016

Holding the VA Accountable

Time and time again, when our nation is in need, Montanans answer the call of duty. We are all grateful for our veterans’ service to our nation, but just saying “thank you” is not enough. Vietnam veterans are entering their retirement years...


Paying The Border Patrol

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., last week released the following statement after the president signed the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act into law. Tester, along with Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., introduced and successfully pushed the bipartisan legisl...


Tester Talks Indian Affairs

Living in Montana, you’re never too far from Indian Country.  But I live closer than most.  Right down the road from my farm in Big Sandy is the Rocky Boys Reservation, home to the Chippewa-Cree Tribe. Standing up for Indian Country is a...


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