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- Over the last 72 hours, Ranking Member secured key provisions to support veterans and health care workforce during national crisis through additional medical equipment, services, telehealth capabilities, and more
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After 72 hours negotiating substantial, bipartisan improvements to COVID-19 stimulus legislation,
On Sunday, Tester outlined his opposition to Majority Leader
"Over the last 72 hours, my colleagues and I worked across the aisle and around the clock to deliver nearly
Tester secured the following resources in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act:
* Require VA to provide PPE to all home health care workers serving veterans at home and in the community.
* Waive pay caps for
* Enable VA to provide additional support for vulnerable veterans, including through programs to assist homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless veterans, as well as within
* Provide flexibility for veterans seeking home-based care by allowing them to hire their own caregivers, with support from local agencies.
The bill additionally includes millions for medical emergency management, medical facilities, and the
Ranking Member Tester has been leading the effort in