WHAT: Following Thursday morning’s House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on access to mental health care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (9:15 am at 334 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C), Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL) will introduce the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act (Clay Hunt SAV Act), significant legislation that will combat veteran suicide. The Chairman will be joined by Susan and Richard Selke, parents of Clay Hunt a U.S. Marine who died by suicide in 2011; Paul Rieckhoff, IAVA CEO and Founder; Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.); Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.); and veterans of the post-9/11 wars.
WHO: Chairman Jeff Miller of the House Veterans Affairs Committee
Paul Rieckhoff, IAVA CEO & Founder
Susan and Richard Selke, parents of Marine veteran Clay Hunt
Rep. Tim Walz
Rep. Tammy Duckworth
WHEN: Thursday, July 10 at 2:15 pm EDT
WHERE: House Triangle (East Front) Washington, DC 20016
Note to media: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-982-9699 to speak with IAVA leadership.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.IAVA.org) is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. As a non-profit founded in 2004, IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, IAVA has connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided more than 8,000 veterans with personalized support from IAVA’s Master’s level social workers.