Senate passes veterans suicide prevention bill, sends to Obama

Posted on AllSides February 3rd, 2015
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Saying dozens of veterans commit suicide each day, senators on Tuesday passed a bill to improve mental health care at the VA, sending the measure to the president for his signature.

The bill, named the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act after former Marine sniper who committed suicide after struggling to get care at the VA, has been a priority for veterans organizations and enjoyed universal support, passing 99-0.

“This bill is a first step — a significant first step — but only a first step for meeting the mental heal

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