NEW AD: Tester Shares Continued Fight for Montana Veterans

Ad Highlights Tester’s Relentless Push for More Doctors and Access to Care for Montana’s Veterans

Billings – Today, Big Sandy farmer and U.S. Senator Jon Tester launched a new statewide television ad for his 2018 re-election campaign, highlighting his push to fix the VA by hiring more doctors and nurses for VA hospitals and expanding access in Montana so veterans don’t have to wait.

The 30-second spot, “Bob” features Jon talking about his brother’s service in the Montana National Guard. Jon explains his personal commitment to ensuring Montana veterans get the care and respect they’ve earned.  

After Wednesday’s vote in the Senate, Jon will have another bipartisan bill sitting on the President’s desk that does just that. That bill, the VA MISSION Act, will address workforce shortages that prevent veterans from having access to care. It also makes sure veterans have a choice of a local doctor if the nearest VA hospital or clinic is too far away.

“Jon is relentlessly defending Montana veterans,” said Christie Roberts, Campaign Manager for Montanans for Tester. “His respect for our servicemen and women runs deep, which is why Jon will continue to fight for more doctors at VA hospitals and to give veterans a choice of a local doctor when the VA can’t meet a veteran’s needs.”

WATCH: “Bob”

As Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Jon has had eight bills to hold the VA accountable and improve services signed into law by President Donald Trump. Jon’s worked in a bipartisan way to deliver for Montana’s veterans. His legislation has given the VA the ability to fire bad workers, increased resources for staffing at VA facilities, and helped deliver on the long overdue Southwest Montana Veterans Home in Butte.