Senator Tester's legislation to provide more money to veterans passes the senate
Senator Jon Tester's legislation to provide more money to veterans passed the senate and now it's off to the House.
The U.S. senate unanimously passed legislation to provide a 3.6 percent cost of living increase to veterans.
Tester says even though the legislation hasn't passed into law, he hopes other politicians see the importance of keeping their promises to American veterans.
"It's never a done deal until the President signs it," Tester said. "But we'll continue to work to do what's right by our veterans not only in Montana, but across the country. They've sacrificed a lot for this country. We've made promises to them. All we're asking is the country lives up to the promises we make our veterans and our fighting men and women."
Tester called on the Senate to pass the bill after Social Security recipients were given a 3.6 percent cost of living increase for 2012.
We have calls into Denny Rehberg's office for his reaction and will bring you that once we get it.