Posted: Feb 19, 2013 6:58 PM by Melissa Anderson - MTN News
HELENA - U.S. Representative Steve Daines (R-MT) toured the VA hospital and mental health facility at Fort Harrison on Tuesday.
Daines shook the hands of many veterans, including volunteers, patients and staff.
He says he plans to take back what he has learned from the veterans to Washington in order to support their needs.
Daines said, "It's one thing to be back in Washington hearing about the VA and serving veterans, it's another thing to be right here at the bedside of veterans in Montana, and it was an honor this morning for me to actually sit beside veterans here who are receiving care and understand what's important to them."
Daines heads to Kalispell on Wednesday and will tour the veterans food pantry and the outpatient clinic, and will also make a stop at the state veterans home in Columbia Falls.