Senate to Pass Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act
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:
“Members in both parties agree it’s time to pursue positive reform for veterans who are hurting.
“The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act aims to reduce the tragedy that befalls too many of our heroes — and the heartbreak that befalls too many of their families.
“We lose thousands of veterans every year to suicide. Now is the time for practical, bipartisan action to do something about it.
“The legislation we’ll vote on tomorrow would provide more of the suicide-prevention and mental-health support our veterans deserve. It would help veterans transition from active duty service. And it would take steps to improve the effectiveness of programs to help heroes in need.
“This bill has already passed the House of Representatives unanimously. I hope we can achieve a similar result in the Senate and send this bipartisan legislation to the White House for a signature.
“And before I finish, I really want to thank both the Senior Senator from Georgia and the Senior Senator from Arizona for their tireless work on this bill. These Senators care deeply about the men and women who give everything to protect us. Veterans are lucky to have such strong champions on their side.”
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