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IAVA Congratulates Senator Moran as new SVAC Chair, Urges Attention to Women Vets and Vets Suicide Bills

Washington, D.C. (January 13, 2020) – Today, IAVA congratulates Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) on his confirmation as the 12th Chair of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee (SVAC).  Senator Moran has served on the SVAC since 2011.
 
“We are looking forward to partnering with Senator Moran in his new leadership role and with Ranking Member Senator Tester to pass the Commander John Scott Hannon Veteran Mental Healthcare Improvement Act,” said IAVA CEO Jeremy Butler.  “We also hope Senator Moran will prioritize bringing the Deborah Sampson Act before the committee. IAVA is ready to help the committee work to achieve health care parity for women veterans through this critical legislation.”  
 
The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Healthcare Improvement Act, introduced by Senators Moran and Tester, has been a top priority for IAVA to address the veteran suicide crisis.  The IAVA-led Deborah Sampson Act has been the central focus of our “She Who Borne The Battle” campaign in support of women veterans since it was launched in 2017. The bill passed the House last year and now must be passed by the Senate to become law.  

 

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About IAVA

"Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America...remains the most important organization representing the new generation of veterans." - TIME Magazine

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the premier veterans advocacy and support organization on the planet. Founded by an Iraq veteran in 2004, IAVA is the non-partisan leader in advocacy, public awareness, and 1-on-1 case management support. Our mission is to connect, unite, and empower over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide. We have connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided thousands of veterans of all generations with life-saving and life-changing personalized support from our Masters-level social service professionals.

Learn more at iava.org.