Tester Statement on Veteran Suicide Prevention Executive Order

(U.S. Senate) – Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Jon Tester today released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order regarding the troubling rate of veteran suicide:

“Our approach to mental health and suicide prevention has to be a team effort with the White House, the VA, Congress, VSOs, local providers, nonprofit organizations, and communities, all united to address the staggering effects of war. This Executive Order is a step in the right direction, but we’ve got to keep taking an all-hands-on-deck approach when it comes to efforts to expand veterans’ access to mental health care and to improve our nation’s suicide prevention efforts.”