Jon Tester’s veterans tour finishes on good vibe in Bozeman

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

by Troy Carter

Montana’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester was in Bozeman on Wednesday for his final meeting with military veterans in a statewide tour he started in June after revelations of data manipulation and mismanagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care facility in Phoenix.

The scandal sparked national outrage and a nationwide investigation of VA facilities. It also led to the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki in May and a storm of fiery rhetoric from Congress.

As a member of the Senate’s VA committee, Tester played a leading role in crafting Congress’ $16 billion VA reform bill, signed by President Barack Obama in August.

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