Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is calling on the House of Representatives to pass the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act.
The bill would bring policy changes to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help prevent veteran suicides. The Senator says the bill is meant to reassure America’s veterans that their best days are ahead of them.
The Senate recently passed landmark veteran mental health and suicide prevention legislation.
In a speech on the topic, Boozman said we’re “one step closer to paving a new path forward in suicide prevention and implementing a new strategy that I believe will give hope and purpose to the men and women who live with these invisible injuries.”
Original article source: https://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2020/8/kthv-sen-boozman-proposes-new-bill-for-veteran-suicide-prevention | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council