New Bill Proposes Service Dog Training For Veterans

Two months ago, a bill was introduced that would allow veterans the opportunity to train service dogs to reduce the distress that mental health issues may cause.

According to the Military Times, the bill has not yet been voted on however, Republicans have expressed their unanimous support by saying that the bill is a “no-brainer”. Ohio Republican Rep. Steve Stivers said, “It’s really simple: these service dogs can save lives, they can improve the veterans’ health, lower their incidence of mental health issues, reduce their amount of medication, give them their mobility back, and give them their lives back,”

The bill has 136 co-sponsors, 45 Democrats and 91 Republicans.

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability