Tester statement on PTSD Awareness Day

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, released the following statement today, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day:

“Today is another reminder to all of us that we have an obligation to live up to all promises made to American veterans suffering from PTSD.  We cannot fully honor their service and sacrifice until we help them heal from the wounds of war–seen and unseen.”

“As a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I am working hard to make sure that the VA hospitals, clinics and centers are up to the task of treating PTSD, especially as more veterans and their families struggle with it.

“The new mental health facility now open at Fort Harrison is a giant step toward ensuring that Montana veterans can stay near home as they receive treatment.  I’m also pushing the Senate to support my bill that would reimburse veterans for their travel expenses when they travel to VA Vet Centers for readjustment counseling."

Tester’s Vet Center Travel Reimbursement bill will be voted on by the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Wednesday.