(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
The Senate passed Sen. Al Franken’s first piece of legislation, a bill aimed at providing service dogs to more disabled veterans.
The Service Dogs for Veterans Act would create a pilot program within the Veterans Administration. The VA would partner with non-profit groups which train service dogs.
The bill was incorporated into the Defense Authorization bill for fiscal year 2010 and passed as part of the larger bill…………
From a ‘Nam Vet: Congratulations to the Very New Senator Franken for putting this forward as his First Senate Bill and it getting passed!
But it brings up the questions “Why?” as to why it waited till He finally was seated, why didn’t anyone else think of this need or the many others! Why are we finally seeing Congressional Investigations and Hearings these last couple of years but Especially a number of positive movements within the VA alone these last couple of months, with the new Administration and after the seating of Gen. Shinseki as Veterans Administration Head! Why wasn’t there much more done not only in the lead up to these two occupations but threw the years prior to a change in Congress and Administrations, especially by a political party that labels itself “Strong on National Defense!”, and why are some of them Now coming on board for the Veterans of these two Conflicts as well as the rest of us who served! Why weren’t the supporters of these conflicts Demanding more be done for the Veterans Of! So many “Why’s?” asked over and over, no answers given when asked!!