REP. ROSENDALE APPLAUDS VA HEALTH CARE ANNOUNCEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a year of pressing the Biden Administration, Congressman Matt Rosendale secured a win for veterans by ensuring that current IT modernization problems are not compounded. Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that they would delay further implementation of the Oracle Cerner electronic health record… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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:
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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… Read more »