WASHINGTON – On Monday, the House passed legislation sponsored by U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to expand access to veterans treatment courts and allow those who served our nation to receive the care they need. In addition to Senator Coons, the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act was championed by Senators Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.).
The legislation to improve care for our nation’s veterans passed the Senate in January. On Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Representatives Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) and Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), passed the Senate’s amendment to the House bill by unanimous consent, paving the way for the President’s signature.
“As a country, we make a promise to our nation’s veterans to give them the support they need after their service. I’m proud to lead a bipartisan group of my colleagues on a bill that helps to uphold our commitment to the U.S. service members who’ve sacrificed so much for our country,” said Senator Coons. “Veterans treatment courts are critical in ensuring that veterans get access to the services they need and deserve. Delaware has been a leader in this effort with the launch of the first statewide veterans treatment court program in 2011, and with the passage of this bill, we can continue to build on the success we’ve had in Delaware for veterans across the nation.”