Joe Biden

Press Release: Bills Signed: H.R. 1448 and H.R. 3642

August 25, 2021

On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, the President signed into law:

H.R. 1448, the "Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act" or the "PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act," which requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a pilot program on dog training therapy and authorizes the VA to provide service dogs to certain qualifying veterans

Thank you to Senators Kyrsten Sinema (AZ), Thom Tillis (NC), Kevin Cramer (ND), and Maggie Hassan (NH), as well as Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), and former Representative Steve Stivers (OH-15);


H.R. 3642, the "Harlem Hellfighters Congressional Gold Medal Act," which provides for the award of a Congressional Gold Medal to the 369th Infantry Regiment, commonly known as the "Harlem Hellfighters," in recognition of their bravery and outstanding service during World War I.

Thank you to Senators Chuck Schumer (NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), as well as Representatives Tom Suozzi (NY-03), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), and Joyce Beatty (OH-03) for their leadership.

Joseph R. Biden, Press Release: Bills Signed: H.R. 1448 and H.R. 3642 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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