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Friday at 11 AM: IAVA Presses Senate to Stand with Veterans in Combating Suicide

On final day of session, Post-9/11 veterans urge passage of Clay Hunt SAV Act

WHAT: Last night, in a speech in the U.S. Senate, Senator Richard Blumenthal committed to bringing the Clay Hunt SAV Act to the floor for a vote today, regardless of any procedural obstacles. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will join the Senator, other co-sponsors of the legislation, and veteran supporters in a final push to pass the needed veteran mental health care bill on the final day of session. The bill, which now has 19 Senate co-sponsors, is currently being anonymously held by one member of the Senate.

WHO: Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and other Senate sponsors of S.2930

IAVA Legislative Director Alex Nicholson

Susan and Richard Selke, parents of Clay Hunt

Other Veteran Service Organization representatives

WHEN: Friday, December 12, 2014 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Dirksen Senate Building, Room G-11, Washington, D.C.

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