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Rep. Matt Rosendale represents everything it means to be from Montana. He truly cares for its residents and will stop at nothing to help them.

I was born and raised in Bozeman; after graduating from high school, I enlisted in the US Army, then stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. With my contract ending December of 2020, I knew that I wanted to use my education benefits to learn to fly planes. I decided to apply and was accepted into Southern Utah University's aviation program. The only thing left to do was make the 38-hour drive from Fort Campbell to Cedar City, Utah. When my wife and I arrived, we were excited to start our new lives. The only problem was the following week; the school was unjustly suspended by the Veteran Affairs Office (VA), resulting in over 100 veterans, including myself being locked out of classes. With so many veterans being stripped of their hard-earned benefits, something had to be done.

Throughout many months of working with members of Congress, little to nothing got done until Matt Rosedale came in with a get-it-done attitude. The moment this problem was brought to him, he gave it his full attention. He demanded answers from the VA and got them. After a long fight with the VA, the suspension was finally lifted, and veterans are back in the classroom. In the end, Rep. Rosendale did not want the credit or the media attention. However, without his help, hundreds of veterans would still be locked out, not able to use the G.I. Bill that was promised when they signed up. Whether you know the man or not, he cares deeply about the people of Montana and is a true friend to the veteran community.

Nathan Hope


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