09/27/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/27/2023 10:04
Rep. Dan Crenshaw's amendment to the Defense Appropriations Act was adopted by a voice vote on Wednesday.
The amendment takes the simple, yet important step of directing the Defense Health Agency to report to Congress options for our service members to participate in VA psychedelic-assisted therapy clinical trials.
"We have a crisis, and the idea that we wouldn't research potential breakthrough treatments is unacceptable," said Rep. Dan Crenshaw. "The status quo is inadequate and won't stop veterans and servicemembers from committing suicide. But I believe this research will."
Watch a clip of the Congressman's passionate floor speech here.