Tester Introduces Bill to Address Chronic VA Workforce Shortages

Senator Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Delivery of Care for Veterans  U.S. Senator Jon Tester introduced a bipartisan bill to address the crippling workforce shortages at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and improve health care delivery for the nation’s veterans. There are currently 45,000 staff vacancies at the VA. Approximately 38,000 of those positions […]

Tester, Franken, Van Hollen, Hassan, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Strengthen Education for America’s Troops and Veterans

Senator Jon Tester, Ranking Member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, and Senators Al Franken (D-Minn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today are introducing legislation to ensure that America’s veterans have access to educational opportunities. The Senators’ Educational Development (ED) for Troops and Veterans Act will provide education benefits to service members […]

Tester Introduces Bill to Extend Health Coverage for Children of Disabled Veterans

Senator Jon Tester, Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, has introduced legislation to allow children of disabled veterans to remain eligible for VA-funded health care until they are 26 years old.  Tester’s CHAMPVA Children’s Protection Act, S. 423, will specifically raise the maximum age for CHAMP eligibility to 26. CHAMPVA, or the Civilian […]