Published on Jul 31, 2013
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02) today introduced the bipartisan Wounded Warrior Service Dog Act in the House of Representatives.
The bill, HR 2847, would create a competitive grant program for nonprofits that train service dogs for use by veterans. It defines the term "assistance dog" to mean a dog specifically trained to perform physical tasks to mitigate the effects of a disability. This bill authorizes $5 million for each of five fiscal years.