House, Senate Leaders Sign Veterans Suicide-Prevention Bill; Now Goes To President

The Washington Times (2/11, Klimas) reported that yesterday, US House and Senate leaders “signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act in a rare ceremony to formally acknowledge that the bill passed both chambers.” The measure now heads to “the White House, where President Obama is expected to sign it Thursday afternoon.” Among its provisions, the legislation will initiate “a loan repayment pilot program to recruit and retain mental health professionals and require annual third-party reviews to determine which VA mental health programs are working.”

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— “Veteran suicide prevention bill approved by Congress, sent to president,” Jacqueline Klimas, Washington Times, February 10, 2015.

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