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Billings Gazette: National sales tax a non-starter for Zinke, Daines, Tester
Aproposed national sales tax is a nonstarter for three members of Montana’s congressional delegation unpersuaded by the bill’s promise to abolish the Internal Revenue Service. U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, fellow Republican Sen. Steve Daines and Democrat Sen. Jon Tester said...
The Wall Street Journal: VA Surpasses Goal to House Homeless Veterans
More than 40,000 homeless veterans were placed in permanent housing last year, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday, exceeding its target in a renewed push to address the longstanding problem of veteran homelessness. Veterans make up 7% of the...
Federal News Network: Senators seek to raise VA doctor pay caps to boost agency’s hiring efforts
A bipartisan bill from the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee is targeting several longstanding challenges within the VA’s health care workforce, including higher pay for VA doctors and other health care providers. The VA CAREERS Act, introduced on Tuesday by Chairman Jon...
Sidney Herald: Sen. Tester calls for immediate investigation of cancer reports among Air Force missileers
Following recent reporting on the high incidence of cancer among Missileers who served at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Cascade County, Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is demanding answers and urging senior leaders at the Department of Defense (DOD) and...
KBZK: Tester Wrapped Up a Three Day Farm Bill Listening Tour
Military Times: Fixing disability and retirement pay is Congress’ next big vets issue
Last year, Congress passed a massive benefits expansion for veterans who suffered toxic exposure injuries while in the service. This year, the biggest legislative push on veterans issues could be making sure those veterans and others hurt on duty get all the money...