Rounds Joins President as Clay Hunt SAV Act Signed Into Law

Rounds Joins President as Clay Hunt SAV Act Signed Into Law

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today attended the President’s bill signing ceremony for the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act at the White House.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join the President as he signed this very important bipartisan piece of legislation into law today,” said Rounds.  “Our men and women in uniform put everything on the line to protect this country. Many of them struggle with the invisible wounds of war long after they leave the battlefield. They deserve top-notch, accessible mental health care.”

The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act requires a new website to be built that offers veterans information on how to access mental health services. Additionally, it creates a medical school loan repayment program to recruit more VA psychiatrists.

The bill was named for Clay Hunt, a Marine veteran who committed suicide in March 2011 at the age of 28. It passed the Senate and House unanimously.

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One Reply to “Rounds Joins President as Clay Hunt SAV Act Signed Into Law”

  1. Anonymous

    Rounds stands with Obama on anything then it’s time to recall him. This is unacceptable for even something as good as this. If Obama is for it, CirleBoy, OrangeTallGuy and the GardenDecoration should stand in opposition!

    I AM APPEALED at our delegation’s willful ignorance and willingness to stand in approval of something positive, just to give bHHHo a talking point of winning. Rounds needs to let Daugaard appoint his Howie/Nelson successor.

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