Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act makes its way through Congress

Written by: Phil Monahan

Rep. Michael Grimm seeks to help disabled veterans become certified assistance-dog trainers.

photo courtesy Congressman Grimm

The House of Representatives recently passed health-care legislation that included the Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act, introduced by Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY), and sent the legislation to the US Senate. It’s the first piece of legislation introduced by Congressman Grimm, a veteran of the first Gulf War, and it would establish a pilot program in Veterans Administration medical centers for educating veterans with mental health conditions in the art and science of assistance dog training and handling.

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