The PTSD bill SOFREP covered has made progress on the Hill. The Bill, H.R. 5600, the No Hero Left Untreated Act with a bipartisan showing of 33 co-sponsors is moving forward. On September 21, 201, H.R. 5600, the No Hero Left Untreated Act, was reported favorably to the House by the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, as amended. Rep. Knight, who introduced bill, released this press release:
“A bill by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) that would help veterans recover from “post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and sexual trauma is one step closer to becoming law after it passed out of committee on Wednesday.
H.R. 5600, the No Hero Left Untreated Act, was introduced by Rep. Knight in June. The bill would establish a pilot program with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) based on a promising new neurological treatment called Magnetic eResonance Therapy technology, or Mert technology. On Wednesday the bill was considered by the House Veterans Affairs Committee, where it passed with unanimous, bipartisan support.
“Providing veterans with new and innovative technology to treat service-related mental trauma is a top priority for the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and the No Hero Left Untreated Act is a positive step toward addressing that need,” said House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller. “I applaud Representative Knight’s leadership on this issue and look forward to continuing to work with him to ensure that our veterans have access to quality care and services.”