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Rosendale Blasts Left For Using Veterans as Pawns to Push Radical Agenda

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Democrats decided to play political games with America’s veterans by combining several pieces of important legislation with bills unrelated to our heroes’ health and wellbeing under one vote. Legislation related to veterans’ healthcare and education was loaded down with irrelevant, nonsensical pork, including bills to rename a post office and to create a…

Rosendale Applauds Veterans Education Bill Being Signed Into Law

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Washington, D.C. – Last week, S. 4458, the Ensuring the Best Schools for Veterans Act of 2022, was signed into law. This bill is the Senate companion to a House of Representatives, Veterans Affairs education bill that originated due to the hard work of Representative Rosendale. The Congressman issued the following statement: “The VA’s education benefits are made to help student…

Rosendale Supports Veterans-Related Legislation

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Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Representative Matt Rosendale voted in support of several pieces of veterans-related legislation, which passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. "Since entering Congress, a top priority of mine has been to ensure that Montana's veterans are receiving the benefits and quality care they deserve," Representative Rosendale said. "I am happy to see…

Congressman Rosendale Calls Out VA Secretary On Broken Promise

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Washington, D.C. – Today, during a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing, Congressman Matt Rosendale called out U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough for breaking his promise to fix the problems within the Cerner electronic health records system before deploying it to additional VA sites and risking even more veterans' lives around the…

Representative Rosendale Blasts VA Officials Over Failed Cerner EHR System

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Washington, D.C. – Earlier this week, Congressman Matt Rosendale expressed his concerns over Cerner's electronic health record system, which has experienced dozens of outages since its initial "go live" in 2020. "In February, we urged VA and Cerner to concentrate on fixing the technical problems in the key areas of…

Rep. Rosendale Introduces Expediting Temporary Ratings for Veterans Act

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Representative Matt Rosendale introduced H.R. 7256, the Expediting Temporary Ratings for Veterans Act. This bill would expedite temporary disability rating claims from veterans who have been hospitalized for at least 21 days for service-connected illnesses or disabilities. Additionally, this bill would also require Veterans Affairs (VA) to modify its IT…

Rep. Rosendale Demands Answers Over Biden Administration’s Recommendation To Close Montana VA Clinics

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Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a series of recommendations that resulted from a market assessment required by the VA MISSION Act of 2018, which was intended to identify gaps in VA coverage and to inform future VA development. Instead, these recommendations will strand veterans in Northeastern Montana, where there are virtually no Community…

Rep. Rosendale Votes Against Honoring Our PACT Act

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3967, Honoring our PACT Act, which would dramatically increase the workload of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), creating an estimated claims backlog of 1.5 million, and would result in unspecified and undirected use of precious VA resources. Representative Rosendale voted NO and released the following statement: …

Rosendale’s VA IT Reform Bill Passes Unanimously Through House Veterans Affairs Committee

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Washington, D.C. -- Yesterday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee unanimously passed Ranking Member Rosendale’s H.R 2250, the Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Reform Act. The bipartisan VA IT Reform Act prevents the VA from starting new major IT projects before submitting to Congress a cost estimate, schedule, and performance goals for each project. This…

Rep. Rosendale Sends Letter to VA Secretary Opposing Sex Reassignment Surgeries

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Rosendale sent a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA), Denis McDonough, opposing Secretary McDonough’s decision to allow the department to provide and cover sex reassignment surgeries. “The mission of the Veteran’s Health Administration is to ‘honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that…