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Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill Introduced by Senator Hassan & Colleagues to Aid First Responders Suffering from PTSD

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan Fighting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Act of 2023, which Senator Maggie Hassan joined in introducing. The bill would establish mental health programs for first responders.

“Our first responders and law enforcement officers work to keep our communities safe, and it is critical that we support them by ensuring that they have access to the resources they need to get help for job-related trauma. I am glad we came together in the Senate to pass this critical bipartisan bill, and I urge my colleagues in the House to pass it as well,” said Senator Hassan.

Senator Hassan is committed to providing first responders and law enforcement officers with the support that they need. Recently, Senator Hassan met with local, state, and federal law enforcement to hear directly about the ways in which drug trafficking is impacting New Hampshire and the strategies that can help combat it. Last year the President signed into law bipartisan legislation that Senator Hassan cosponsored to support law enforcement officers suffering from PTSD and their families.