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Wounded Warrior Project Testifies Before Congress on Pending Legislation Impacting Veterans

WASHINGTON (April 15, 2021) — Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Government Affairs Director Brian Dempsey testified before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, on pending women veteran and rural veteran legislation.

During the hearing, WWP expressed support for three pieces of legislation: H.R. 344, the Women Veterans TRUST Act; H.R. 958, the Protecting Moms Who Served Act; and the Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans Mental Health Act of 2021.

Read WWP’s full testimony.

  • The Women Veterans TRUST Act will provide long-term, residential, women-specific drug and alcohol dependency treatment and rehabilitation programs for women veterans.
  • The Protecting Moms Who Served Act will help women veterans by studying the unique maternal health risks facing pregnant and postpartum veterans and by supporting maternity care coordination programs at VA facilities.
  • The Sgt Ketchum Rural Veterans Mental Health Act will expand mental health care access and research for veterans in rural areas.

WWP also provided positions on six other pieces of legislation: the Korean American VALOR Act; the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act; the Veterans’ Camera Reporting Act; the Veterans and Family Information Act; the Delivering Optimally Urgent Labor Access for VA Act, or the DOULA for VA Act; and a draft bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of doctors of podiatric medicine in the VA.

Learn more about WWP’s advocacy efforts and how we work with our nation’s leaders to improve the lives of wounded veterans and their families.

Contact: Tanisha Brown — Communications, tbrown@woundedwarriorproject.org

About Wounded Warrior Project

Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers — helping them achieve their highest ambition.