09.23.20

Daines’ Bipartisan Bill to Protect Montana Veterans from Scam Artists Passes Senate Committee

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that his bipartisan bill protecting Montana veterans and their families from pension poachers passed out of the U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. 

"The fact that scam artists are taking advantage of Montana veterans - our nation's heroes - and their families is beyond disappointing. It's reprehensible," Daines said. "I'm glad to see my bipartisan bill which will protect Montana veterans and their families from pension poachers is one step closer to being signed into law. I will always stand with Montana veterans, and will keep fighting until we get this done."

Daines’ bipartisan bill will now move to the full U.S. Senate for a vote.

Daines introduced his bipartisan pension-poaching bill after he was approached by Patricia Pardue, a widow of a Montana veteran, who saw nearly all of her pension benefits stripped by a scam-artist. Daines has been leading the efforts in the U.S. Senate to ensure this practice is put to an end.

Background:

On August 7th, 2020, Daines introduced a bipartisan veterans benefits package to support Montana veterans including his provision to protect veterans and their families from pension poachers.

Last month, Daines took to the Senate floor to urge his Senate colleagues to support this bill and stand by our veterans and their families. 

Last July, Daines introduced his bipartisan pension-poaching bill after he was approached by Patricia Pardue, the widow of a Montana veteran, who saw nearly all of her pension benefits stripped by a scam-artist.  

Daines will continue working to advance his bill to protect Montana's veterans. Daines is committed to ensuring cases like Patricia’s never happens again and he will continue fighting to raise awareness on this important issue impacting so many vulnerable veterans across the country and their family members.