This bill will direct the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs to jointly establish the K-9 Companion Corps program for the awarding of grants to assist nonprofit organizations in establishing, planning, designing, and/or operating programs to provide assistance dogs to certain members of the Armed Forces and veterans who have certain disabilities.
Status: Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.-2) introduced H.R. 2493 on May 21, 2015, and it was referred to both the House Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
AVMA Position: Support
Primary Contact: Dr. Mark Lutschaunig