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Veterans Legislation

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Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan


‘Deficiencies remain’: Bill would address issues with Veterans Crisis Line

Two lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday in response to multiple watchdog reports of deaths after calls were mishandled by the Veterans Crisis Line.

The bill, titled the Revising and Expediting Actions for the Crisis Hotline (REACH) for Veterans Act, would require an independent agency to evaluate the training for Veterans Crisis Line responders. It would also require responders to be retrained on how to handle high-risk callers, and it aims to increase oversight of calls.  Continue reading here… 

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