The above video, posted on Rep. Michael Grimm’s YouTube channel, includes his speech on the Veterans Dog Therapy Training Act.
The Staten Island Advance reported last week that Grimm’s legislation, which would help both disabled veterans as well as those suffering from post traumatic stress, passed the House of Representatives.
The bill would allow veterans suffering from PTSD to train the dogs, which will then be used by disabled veterans in order to help them with everyday tasks, such as shopping and crossing the street.
“This type of program, that allows veterans to help veterans, could have a tremendous impact in New York,” said Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn). “Ideally, I’d like to see [it] established at the Brooklyn VA Hospital, which provides care for many of the veterans in my district.”
U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm represents New York’s 13th Congressional District, which includes all of Staten Island. In Brooklyn, the 13th District includes parts of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst and Gravesend.