Isakson Applauds Trump Administration’s Commitment to Veteran Suicide Prevention

Trumps signs executive order establishing cabinet-level task force to develop comprehensive strategy to address veteran suicide

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today applauded the administration’s efforts to address the tragedy of veteran suicide. President Trump today signed an executive order, called the “President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide,” which establishes a cabinet-level task force responsible for creating a comprehensive strategy with federal, state and community leaders to engage the veteran community, improve resources and research and help prevent the epidemic of veteran suicide.

“I applaud the administration’s commitment to suicide prevention among our nation’s veterans,” said Isakson. “President Trump is laying out a path for greater collaboration and research between government agencies and local communities. The loss of even one veteran’s life is unacceptable and devastating, and preventing veteran suicide remains a top priority for our committee. We look forward to working with the administration on this effort.”

A White House fact sheet on the executive order can be found here.

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The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is chaired by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., in the 116th Congress. Isakson is a veteran himself – having served in the Georgia Air National Guard from 1966-1972 – and has been a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs since he joined the Senate in 2005. Isakson’s home state of Georgia is home to more than a dozen military installations representing each branch of the armed services as well as nearly 700,000 veterans.