Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) hosted a roundtable discussion with local veterans. The discussion focused on the challenges Nevada’s veterans face when accessing health care and other services after discharge. As part of the roundtable, Senator Cortez Masto spoke about her recent legislative efforts to improve access to mental health services and alternative treatment options for veterans recovering from trauma or injuries.
“Nevada’s veterans have served their country selflessly and they deserve every support and access to top-quality care – be it mental health treatments, alternative therapy options or educational and career services. My discussion today was an important reminder of the challenges our nation’s heroes face once they are discharged and the work we need to do to ensure all veterans have the resources they need to stay healthy and provide for their families.”
Senator Cortez Masto is a cosponsor of numerous recent pieces of legislation to help improve health care and career services for our nation’s veterans. She recently introduced the SERVICE Act, which expands access to mental health services for combat veterans seeking care more than five years after discharge, and the Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act, which identifies opportunities to expand veterans’ access to public lands for outdoor therapy and rehabilitation treatments. In addition, she is a cosponsor of the Hire Student Veterans Act to increase work opportunities for student veterans.