Congressman Steve Knight PRESS RELEASE
A bill by Congressman Steve Knight (CA-25) that would help veterans recover from post traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (MST), chronic pain, and opiate addiction has passed the House of Representatives.
HR5600, the No Hero Left Untreated Act, would establish a pilot program with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) based on a promising new neurological treatment for mental trauma. Magnetic eResonance therapy is used to treat PTS, TBI, MST, chronic pain, and opiate addiction, pioneered by an interdisciplinary clinic based in Southern California called the Brain Treatment Center. Knight's bill would require the Secretary of the VA to establish one-year pilot programs to utilize the therapy at two VA medical centers and report back to the Veterans Affairs Committee on the pilot program's results.
Since Rep. Knight introduced the measure in June it has received considerable bipartisan support, including over thirty co-sponsors and endorsements from American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America, and Blue Star Families.
The No Hero Left Untreated Act passed the House floor with bipartisan unanimous support. The bill now awaits action in the Senate.