Daines Wants to Build New Veteran Homes in Butte
Just ahead of Veterans Day, Senator Steve Daines has introduced legislation to ensure that veterans get the care they need.
Veteran State Home Grant Backlog Reduction Act” creates a new system that will separate out upgrades and needed rehabilitation to existing VA facilities.
It would require the VA to separately designate construction specific budget resources and have a plan to clear up the state home construction.
“Montana is home to one of the highest populations of veterans per capita – and our state is in dire need of the proper facilities to provide veterans quality healthcare,” Daines stated. “The VA has waited for far too long to build this home and it’s time we broke ground. Constructing new homes must be an urgent priority. ”
Daines secured funding for the construction of state extended care facilities to include the 60-bed veterans home in Butte.