Casey Statement Following President's Signing of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act

Casey Statement Following President's Signing of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act

Washington, DC- Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement after President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act into law:

“I am pleased that President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act into law today. I am proud to be an original cosponsor of this critical legislation which will improve access and quality of mental health care and help reduce veteran suicides.

We have a special obligation to serve our those who have worn the uniform and served their country.  It is unacceptable that suicide claims the lives of an estimated 22 veterans a day.  This bill is an important step in the right direction toward improving the care that all of our veterans and their families have sacrificed for and deserve.”