Jax Act Introduced in the Senate

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Women combat Veterans from Cultural Support Teams (CST) are one step closer to receiving the recognition and care they have more than earned. The Jax Act, named for our own board member, Jaclyn “Jax” Scott, was introduced in the Senate on 16 June 2023 with bipartisan support from Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK). The Bill was first introduced by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) in the House on 23 March 2023, joined by the support of an all Veteran cast of Representatives Crow (D-CO), Kiggans (R-FL), and Houlahan (D-PA). We are proud to continue helping to spearhead this truly bipartisan effort that will make a real difference in the lives of more than 300 CSTs.

Today was another victory for these brave warriors, but we continue to call on all Senators to expeditiously and unanimously pass the Jax Act. CSTs have suffered quietly for long enough. They have more than earned their government’s, and indeed their country’s, respect, support, and care.

For more insight into how this Bill will help CSTs, who have long been denied care for their combat-related conditions, check out this article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which details the story of one CST, named Shirley Wu.

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