Rep. Sherrill Statement on Senate Passage of the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act
Washington, DC –– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement on the passage of the bipartisan PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act in the Senate:
“I am thrilled to see the Senate pass the bipartisan PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act. I’ve championed this legislation since my first term, because of the incredible impact it will have for veterans’ mental health. Experts agree that service dogs are one of the best mental health treatments to help bring relief, solace, and recovery for our veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress.
“I first became an advocate for this legislation after a number of conversations about the cost barriers many veterans face in trying to obtain a service dog. This treatment has proven results and when President Biden signs this bill into law, more of our veterans will gain access to this life-saving form of therapy. After dedicating so much to the nation, our veterans deserve the best care available and this program will help deliver it. It’s my hope the President signs it as soon as possible.”
Rep. Sherrill is a lead sponsor of the bipartisan PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act in the House alongside its author, former Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH).