Failing Montana’s Veterans, Rosendale Repeatedly Voted Against Building the Butte Vets’ Home


Helena – Wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale must have been disappointed yesterday when Sen. Jon Tester secured much-needed funding for construction of the Southwest Montana Veterans’ Home in Butte since Rosendale voted multiple times against funding it.

He voted against a bill to fund the state match for the Butte Veterans’ Home, which will serve the roughly 33,000 veterans in Southwest Montana – nearly one-third of our state’s veteran population.

Rosendale also helped kill a bipartisan bill that would have provided $5 million for the veterans’ home in Butte.

The veterans’ home that Rosendale opposed was strongly supported by Butte’s veterans and veterans groups, and yesterday Tester secured funding for the home, which the Montana Standard said took a “force of will.”

The only “force of will” Rosendale has is one consistently voting against Montana’s veterans – he supported privatizing the Columbia Falls veterans home and slashing its funding by more than $3 million, a move that was heavily criticized by Montana veterans, Republican lawmakers, and area residents.

He also voted against creating a home loan program for first-time veteran and Gold Star family homebuyers and against providing scholarships to increase higher education access and affordability for Montana’s Purple Heart recipients.

It’s obvious Matt Rosendale can’t be trusted to look out for the men and women in uniform who have put their lives on the line for us.


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