Veterans Crisis Line Bill Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C.  —  Veterans in crisis won’t be ignored thanks to Iowa Congressman David Young and President Obama.

Today the President signed a bill championed by Young into law.  The “No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act” requires the VA Secretary to make sure all calls to veterans crisis lines are answered in a timely manner either by a primary or backup call center.  The secretary now has 180 days to draw up a plan to meet that initiative.

Congressman Young issued a press release after the bill’s signing today, saying, “those who have sacrificed in defense of our freedoms deserve the best quality mental health care possible, and I remain committed to ensuring we uphold the promises made them.”