Protect Our Defenders News Blog


Just what’s in the VA reform bill, and can lawmakers pass it before recess?

Stars and Stripes reports:

Sex assault: The military has struggled with how to handle and treat sexual assault. Lawmakers want to more VA assistance in overcoming has been called an epidemic.

  • VA counseling would be expanded to include active-duty and reserve troops
  • A report would be done comparing the treatment and services available to male veterans who experienced sexual trauma in the military with those available to female veterans.

Read more here.