Tester, Schweitzer team up on veterans' issues


April 23, 2009

HDN Staff and wire report

Continuing his fight to increase benefits for military veterans, Sen. Jon Tester teamed up with Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer in the U.S. Senate Thursday. Tester introduced Schweitzer during a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee, which examined the Iraq war's impact on rising health care costs for veterans, a release from Tester's office said. Schweitzer talked about the “unseen costs” of caring for veterans wounded in the war, especially veterans living in Montana and rural America. “Having more than a third of your state's Guard out of the country is a...

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