Mental health and veteran suicide prevention will be at the top of the priority list for policy consideration by the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. The new chairman of the committee, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, presented his vision for the committee this past week.
Moran pointed to the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act as a measure that exhibits those issues, and is one that Sen. Jon Tester and Moran co-sponsored as his primary Republican sponsor nearly a year ago. "This bill reflects the priority of these issues to us and reflects the desire to make certain that what we do can be done and in a way that can be supported by members of this committee.
Moran stated that the goal he's set for himself is in every way possible to make the lives of veterans better, "allowing them to pursue their dreams the way they've allowed the rest of us in our country to pursue our dreams. I look forward to accomplishing that goal."