Full Title: Fostering Intergovernmental Health Transparency in Veteran Suicides Act” or “FIGHT Veteran Suicides Act”
Summary: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide to Congress notice of any suicide or attempted suicide of a veteran in a Department of Veterans Affairs facility, and for other purposes. Cosponsors
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 5/09/19.
- It’s time Congress does its part to combat suicide rates within the Veteran community. That’s why I was proud to cosponsor & see the House pass bills from
@RepMaxRose and @RepBrindisi that would increase resources and reporting mechanisms for the VA’s suicide prevention efforts. (Source: Release. Craig Tweet, Twitter, 5/21/19)
STATUS: Introduced 4/18/19 by Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11]. The bill, on motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote on 5/21/19.
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- Veteran suicide, ‘blue water’ benefits among topics addressed in 18 bills OK’d by House panel. (Source: Nikki Gentling, Stars and Stripes)
- Rose Introduces Bill to Address Troubling Trend of Veteran Suicides on VA Campuses. (Source: Rep. Rose, Press Release, 4/18/19)