Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill Appears Headed For Passage

McClatchy (1/23, Wise, Subscription Publication) reports in continuing coverage that a measure aimed at reducing veteran suicides is “on the verge of final passage” now that its leading critic, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has left the Senate. Coburn blocked the measure in December “citing cost concerns,” but supporters “say extra funds aren’t necessary to consolidate and improve the Department of Veterans Affairs’ suicide prevention programs,” and they “expect the bill to get another shot at final passage in the Senate in the coming days.”

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— “Bill to prevent vets’ suicides raises questions about funding,” Lindsay Wise, McClatchy, January 23, 2015.

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