LATEST SENATOR TESTER
(U.S. Senate) - Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-MT) and Chairman Johnny Isakson (R-GA) of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs today released the following statement after leading the way to broker a bipartisan, bicameral deal that provides critical funding to continue the Veterans Choice Program:
"The Veterans Choice Program was created to ensure that veterans could receive timely appointments in their own communities. We are glad that veterans will continue to have access to care without interruption and that the VA will be able to improve the delivery of care by addressing critical infrastructure and medical staffing needs. While this is only a short-term fix to the problem, we pledge to continue working together to address the various barriers to timely care for our nation's veterans. We thank all of our colleagues, especially Senators McCain and Moran, who helped reach this important agreement, and we look forward to our continued collaboration in the future."
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