Sen. Kevin Cramer touts veterans bill during visit to ND's Service Dogs for America

“We are fully equipped to handle it,” said Jenny BrodKorb, executive director of Service Dogs for America.

Cramer, R-N.D., toured the Service Dogs for America facility Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Jud, North Dakota, and spent time learning about the accredited nonprofit provider of service dogs. Cramer also discussed the impact of the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act.

The PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act is a bipartisan bill that was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Cramer, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, along with Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and passed unanimously.

Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., right, speaks with Jared Bollom about how his service dog, JJ, has helped him on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Service Dogs for America facility in Jud, North Dakota. Masaki Ova / The Jamestown Sun

President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on Aug. 25.

The PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act orders the U.S. secretary of veterans affairs to create a pilot program and make grants available to nongovernment

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