Brindisi's veteran suicide prevention legislation passes in committee vote

Brindisi introduced the Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act with Congressmen Jim Banks and Mike Bost.

Posted: May 8, 2019 12:48 PM

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Anthony Brindisi’s veteran suicide prevention legislation was passed by the House Veterans’ Affaris Committee.

The Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act passed unanimously by the committee to move the legislation forward for consideration by the full House of Representatives.

“One veteran life lost to suicide is one too many,” said Brindisi in a statement. “Our bill is an important step in ensuring the VA has the tools and resources it needs to provide veterans with life-saving mental health resources. I am thankful that the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee has made this a top priority, and I encourage House leadership to act quickly to bring our bill to the floor.”

Brindisi introduced the Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act with Congressmen Jim Banks and Mike Bost.

The Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act would help ensure veterans have the tools and resources they need to provide them with critical mental health resources.

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