Iowa’s 4th District Congressman, Randy Feenstra was an original cosponsorof the Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans Mental Health Act of 2021. Feenstra released the following statement after the Senate unanimously approved the measure.
“Our veterans deserve the best care and attention, including when it comes to treating unseen wounds. That is why I am pleased both the House and Senate have passed this important legislation, which will help provide reliable mental health services for veterans in rural areas.
“After an Iowan, Sgt. Brandon Ketchum, took his own life after being denied care by the VA, it was clear shortcomings in mental health care for our veterans needed to be addressed. I am honored to be a part of this effort alongside my Iowa colleagues Reps. Axne, Hinson, and Miller-Meeks. May God bless all those who have fought to protect our freedoms.”