Congressman Rooney Cosponsors Bill that Enhances Coordination of Veteran Suicide and Mental Health Services
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney cosponsored H.R.3495, the Improve Well-Being for Veterans Act. This bill would provide financial assistance to nonprofits and organizations that provide and coordinate suicide prevention services for veterans.
Congressman Rooney stated, “It’s our government’s responsibility to care for the brave men and women who have served our country. Despite significant increases in VA funding for mental health and suicide prevention services, the veteran suicide rate has continued to remain unchanged as approximately 20 veterans lose their lives by suicide every day. We must do more to act on this national crisis.”
“I am proud to cosponsor this bipartisan measure which provides for a larger community that is focused on solving this crisis. Our freedom would not be possible without the service of America’s veterans and I am thankful for their hard work and sacrifice. I am committed to taking care of our veterans and active servicemen and women.”