Montana Sen. Tester introduces Veterans Affairs legislation

Associated Press

by Lisa Baumann

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester introduced four bills Wednesday aimed at improving access to health care for veterans and their families.

Tester said he drafted the bills to address concerns he heard during a statewide listening tour last summer. Tester conducted the tour after a report found broad and deep-seated problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system.

“In exchange for their extraordinary service to our nation, we promised to care for them and their families,” Tester said of veterans. “By putting partisan politics aside, we’ll do right by our veterans and get these bills signed into law.”

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