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US Sen. Reed says bill will help prevent veteran suicides


December 15, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said he believes legislation that recently cleared the Congress will improve suicide prevention and mental health resources for veterans.

The Rhode Island Democrat co-sponsored the Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act, which requires the comptroller general to assess the responsibilities, workload and vacancy rates for suicide prevention coordinators at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Reed praised the Senate for passing the bill last week. Since the House of Representatives already approved the legislation, the bill now heads to t...

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