Today on the House Floor, H.R. 216, introduced by House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Ranking Member, Corrine Brown, a bill to Improve the Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Planning, passed the House of Representatives.
The SAV Act was one of the first bills of the 114th Congress to be introduced, with the laudable goal of addressing the epidemic of suicide among our nation’s veterans. “This extremely important piece of legislation will ultimately improve the healthcare our veterans receive for the mental wounds they sustained while defending this great nation,” said Congresswoman Brown. “I vividly recall when, during the 113th Congress, I heard the heartbreaking story of Clay Hunt, a bright, selfless young man with a servant’s heart, whose life ended tragically. I am, however, truly honored to be part of his legacy by working with my colleagues in the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to pass this crucial piece of legislation, which today, became law,” continued the Congresswoman.