Bilirakis is the main co-sponsor of U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester’s, D-Del., “Veterans’ Culturally Competent Care Act" which “will require that veterans receive culturally competent, evidence-based mental health treatment from private providers, as is already required of VA mental health providers.”
The proposal is to “encourage schools to implement evidence-based suicide prevention training for students in grades 6 through 12.”
Peters first introduced the bill in June and the U.S. House passed the measure on a voice vote in September. However, the U.S. Senate did not clear the companion bill championed by then U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Col.
This week, DeSantis assembled government leaders, health care providers and the private sector in an effort to showcase the kind of help that is needed.
Scott announced this week he was backing U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley’s, R-Mo., “Supporting and Treating Officers In Crisis Act.”