or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Public Statements

Senate Panel Approves Tester's Veterans Cost-of-Living Increase

Press Release

By:
Date:
Location: Washington, DC

The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee today approved Senator Jon Tester's bipartisan bill to provide disabled veterans with a cost-of-living increase this fall.

Tester's bill matches the veterans' benefit increase to the Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) provided to Social Security recipients. It would affect several important veterans' benefits, including disability compensation and survivor benefits for spouses and children.

"Veterans fought hard for this country and earned all their benefits," said Tester, Montana's only member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. "It's my job to make sure those benefits keep pace with economic realities, and I will continue fighting to improve the lives of veterans across Montana and the country."

If signed into law, the measure would take effect December 1.

Tester helped pass a similar increase in veterans' disability benefits last year, raising veterans' benefits 3.6 percent. The size of this year's increase will not be known until October.


Source:
Back to top