Congressman Keller supports bill to improve treatment for veterans with PTSD

June 11, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today released the following statement after co-sponsoring the TREAT PTSD Act, introduced by Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA):

“The service and sacrifice of our veterans and active duty military personnel have allowed Americans to enjoy the blessings of freedom for generations. We are eternally grateful for their heroism, and all too aware of the debilitating effects of service-connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which so many veterans endure on a daily basis. As elected officials, we have a responsibility to ensure that the highest quality of care is available to the men and women who put their lives on the line in defense of our liberty. I am proud to stand with Congressman Perry on this effort to expand access to these life-saving treatments and improve care for veterans.”

 

BACKGROUND:

H.R. 1656, the TREAT PTSD Act, would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) to treat veterans experiencing PTSD with stellate ganglion block, which has been shown to be effective in treating PTSD symptoms. The bill is supported by the national American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) organizations.

 

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