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H.R.183: Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Mike Grimm, R-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 49 (32 Democrats, 17 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 4, 2013
Latest Major Action March 27, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program for assessing the effectiveness of addressing post-deployment mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms through a therapeutic medium of service dog training and handling for veterans with disabilities. Requires such program to be carried out at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers that can provide training areas for such purposes.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 27, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Jan. 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Jan. 4, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.