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Thursday at 2:15: IAVA Joins House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller For Introduction Of Historic Bill To Combat Veteran Suicide

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

Post-9/11 veterans

WHEN: Thursday, July 10 at 2:15 pm EDT

WHERE: House Triangle (East Front) Washington, DC 20016

Note to media: Email press@iava.org or call 212-982-9699

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.