By Jeffrey Austin, Victor
Unfortunately, there is a deep history of veterans being neglected by the people they served, both in the United States and abroad. In Montana, 1 out of every 10 residents is an individual who has sacrificed a part of their life for their country by serving in the U.S. Military, among them myself. For this reason, Senator Steve Daines should represent us in the Senate.
From his first days in the Senate, Daines has been a strong advocate for a critical component of service to veterans, that being healthcare. In 2015, he partnered with a number of his colleagues to introduce the Veterans Access to Community Care Act, working to improve the availability of care for veterans living great distances from a VA medical center by expanding coverage to local healthcare facilities.
Daines has since remained a champion of veteran’s care, working across party lines to secure appropriate healthcare access for Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans in 2019. In addition to these tangible victories for American veterans, Daines has been diligent in ensuring that Montana’s heroes will not be forgotten, routinely doing his part to honor these heroes, who fell in service of the United States
Remembering and caring for the veterans of the United States Military is a critical task, particularly in Montana. Senator Daines’ consistently positive track record on this issue makes him the clear choice, especially for veterans.