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  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
  • The house Passed May 28th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
      Health
    IntroducedJune 26th, 2013

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What is it?

This bill would extend a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) counseling program to veterans experiencing sexual trauma from incidents that occurred during inactive duty training. Such counseling and services are already in place for National Guard members who are victims of sexual assault while on active duty; this bill applies those same, gratis services to inactive duty training incidents. 

Impact

The bill most directly impacts National Guard members who are victims of sexual assault during inactive duty training.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate is currently unavailable.

More Information

Media: 

Rep. Dana Titus (D-NV Press Release

Of Note: 

-The Pentagon estimates that as many as 26,000 service members were sexually assaulted in 2013: an average of 70 sexual assaults per day.  

(Photo Credit: Salem News)

Official Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide veterans with counseling and treatment for sexual trauma that occurred during inactive duty training.

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