SOURCE: Paralyzed Veterans of America

Paralyzed Veterans of America

May 19, 2016 21:59 ET

Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds Passage of Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - May 19, 2016) - Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today released the following statement from its Executive Director Sherman Gillums, Jr.:

We are gratified that the Senate has taken the appropriate action today -- the action that our nation's veterans deserve -- by passing the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2017 as a part of HR 2577. Included in this legislation are two of Paralyzed Veterans of America's top priorities for its members, and we applaud their inclusion. Those provisions include funding for assistive reproductive technologies, including IVF, as well as the reinstatement of the annual capacity reporting requirement for VA's specialized services, to include spinal cord injury care. 

About Paralyzed Veterans of America:
Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For nearly 70 years, we have ensured that veterans have received the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.

As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation and advocates for veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. (pva.org)

Contact Information

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    Lani Poblete
    202-416-7667