Jon (Jon) Tester (D)

US Senator Jon Tester

Jon (Jon) Tester (D)
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Capitol: 202.224.2644
FAX: 202.224.8594
District: 406.449.5401
Senator
Room 311 HSOB- Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-2604
8 Third Street East
Kalispell, MT 59901-4573
Residence:Big Sandy, MT

Committee Assignments

ChairmanSenate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on Department of Defense
Co-ChairCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Community Pharmacy Caucus
FC MemberMissouri River Working Group
Co-ChairICBM Coalition
FC MemberSenate Outdoor Recreation Caucus
Co-ChairAir Force Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Ports-to-Plains Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
MemberSenate Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
MemberSenate Committee on Indian Affairs
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovations
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
MemberSenate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
FC MemberSenate Rural Education Caucus
FC MemberSenate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberModerate Democrats Working Group
FC MemberSenate Reserve Components Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberSenate Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberSenate Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberSenate Community College Caucus
FC MemberSenate Friends of Scotland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
FC MemberSenate Taiwan Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime Freight, and Ports
FC MemberSenate Defense Communities Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband
FC MemberSenate Bipartisan Task for Combating Antisemitism
MemberSenate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
FC MemberSenate General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberSenate Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Members Group
FC MemberSenate Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberSenate Rural Health Caucus
FC MemberSenate Military Family Caucus
FC MemberSenate Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberSenate Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberSenate National Service Caucus
FC MemberSenate Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
FC MemberSenate Cultural Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Fire Services Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional TRIO Caucus

Bio

Senator Jon Tester is a third-generation Montana farmer, a proud grandfather, and a former school teacher who has deep roots in hard work, responsibility and accountability. Jon and his wife Sharla still farm the same land near the town of Big Sandy, Mont. that was homesteaded by Jon's grandparents in 1912. Jon's parents believed public education and family agriculture are the cornerstones of democracy-and those values had a tremendous role in shaping Jon's leadership. After earning a degree in music from the College of Great Falls, Jon took over the Tester farm in 1978. He also taught music at F.E. Miley Elementary and eventually was elected to the Big Sandy School Board. Fired up by the Montana Legislature's decision to deregulate Montana's power industry (resulting in higher power costs), Jon ran for and was elected to the Montana Senate in 1998. In 2005, Jon's colleagues chose him to serve as Montana Senate President. The people of Montana then elected Jon to the United States Senate in 2006. They voted to send him back in 2012 and again in 2018. Jon believes in holding himself accountable to the highest standards possible, and he has improved transparency at all levels of government. In fact, Jon was the first senator to post his daily public schedule online. In the U.S. Senate, Jon is an outspoken voice for rural America. He is an advocate for small businesses who has hosted numerous Small Business Opportunity Workshops across Montana to serve thousands of business owners and entrepreneurs. He is a champion of responsible energy development, sportsmen's issues, clean air and water, Indian nations, women's access to care, and quality health care for all of America's veterans-no matter where they live. In the Senate, Jon serves as Chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. He is also a member of the Senate Commerce, Indian Affairs, Banking, and Appropriations Committees.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2006    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Sharla Bitz   DOB: 8/21/1956