Bipartisan Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill Set to Clear Senate Today
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. The Senate will pass the bill today and send it to the President:
“Following last week’s bipartisan vote for American jobs, the new Republican Congress will vote to send the President another bipartisan bill today.
“It’s legislation that already passed the House of Representatives unanimously — the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act.
“This bill would offer critical support to the men and women who’ve already sacrificed so much for us. It would extend a helping hand to heroes when they need it. And it’s just the kind of common-sense bipartisan action the new Congress can deliver for the American people.
“So let me recognize once more the great work of Senators Isakson and McCain on this bill. I hope our colleagues across the aisle will help us pass this legislation today with strong bipartisan support.”
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