Senate Bill 613
117th Congress(2021-2022)
PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Mar 5, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 5, 2021
Latest Action
Jun 23, 2021
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
613
Congress
117
Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
North Carolina
New Hampshire
North Dakota
Pennsylvania
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act or the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act

This bill implements a program and a policy related to service dog therapy for veterans. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement a five-year pilot program to assess the effectiveness of addressing post-deployment mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder through a method where veterans train service dogs for veterans with disabilities.

The bill also authorizes the VA to provide service dogs to veterans with mental illnesses, regardless of whether they have a mobility impairment.

Text (1)
Actions (3)
06/23/2021
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
03/05/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
03/05/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Record Created
Mar 6, 2021 8:12:12 PM
Record Updated
Jun 24, 2021 4:43:27 AM