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Jul 15, 2021

Tester Statement on Senate Confirmation of Donald M. Remy to be VA Deputy Secretary

President Biden’s nominee, tasked with overseeing VA’s implementation of the EHRM program, confirmed by full Senate with backing from Chairman

The Senate today voted to confirm Donald M. Remy to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) with strong backing from U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, who released the following statement:

“Don Remy served this country in uniform and has shown a strong commitment to work tirelessly on behalf of his fellow veterans. As VA’s second-highest leader, he will be responsible for coordinating its work with the Department of Defense on critical issues including toxic exposure and the transition from servicemember to veteran, as well as overseeing implementation of its new Electronic Health Record. I look forward to working with him in this new role to address these and other issues, and deliver on behalf of all who’ve sworn an oath to protect this country.”

At a confirmation hearing in May, Tester questioned Remy on his qualifications to serve the nation’s veterans as Deputy Secretary and pressed him on major challenges facing VA—including rolling-out the Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program, developing a framework for VA’s approach to the Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission, bringing the VA workforce back into the office post-pandemic, and working to advance veteran interests on the Veterans Affairs-Defense Department Joint Executive Committee.

Following a partisan hold on his confirmation, Tester took to the Senate floor to deliver an impassioned speech in defense of his nomination.

Remy is a military veteran who earned a meritorious service medal during his tenure as a Captain in the United States Army. Most recently he served as the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer. His government career includes serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice. As an Army Officer, he served as Assistant to the General Counsel for the United States Army, advising the General Counsel, the Secretary of the Army and other senior Army and Defense officials on a myriad of legal and policy issues. Prior to holding government offices, Remy worked in the private sector.

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.

Billings

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

Bozeman

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

Butte

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

Helena

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

Kalispell

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

Missoula

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

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