U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) delivered this speech on the Senate floor about the ongoing efforts to break the cycle of opioid addiction.
Veterans are particularly vulnerable to mental health struggles which, when untreated, can lead to increased risk of suicide. They suffer a disproportionately higher rate of suicide compared to the general population. Congress is actively engaged in fighting this public health crisis. In this floor speech Senator John Boozman (R-AR) advocated for legislation that can give hope to veterans at risk of suicide: