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Aug 27, 2018

Tester Sends 19th Bill to President Trump's Desk

Tester: I'll Keep Working with Anyone to Get Things Done for Montana


(U.S. Senate)-U.S. Senator Jon Tester has sent his 19th bill to President Donald Trump's desk to be signed into law.

Tester's bill, the Veteran Transition Improvement Act, will ensure all newly hired VA physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, chiropractors, podiatrists, optometrists, dentists and expanded-function dental auxiliaries who are disabled veterans will not have to face the financial hardship of taking unpaid leave to receive necessary medical treatment.

"I will keep working with anyone in either party to get things done for Montana," Tester said. "The folks who deployed into harm's way to defend our nation deserve our support and this bipartisan bill does right by our nation's disabled veterans."

Tester, the Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, introduced the Veteran Transition Improvement Act in April 2017 with cosponsors Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii).

Tester authored the bill with the support of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), and nearly a dozen other veteran advocacy organizations.

Tester has authored 18 bipartisan bills that President Trump has signed into law since January 2017. The Veteran Transition Improvement Act will be the 19th Tester bill that President Trump signs into law. All are bills that Tester had a significant role in writing.

Tester's other 18 bills signed into law by President Trump are available HERE.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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