Hill-Evans hearing vets legislative efforts to back veterans

YORK, Aug. 16 -- York state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans welcomed state Sen. Katie Muth and members of the PA House Democratic Policy Committee for a discussion on how to help veterans working to overcome their post-traumatic stress disorder.

“Ensuring those who sacrificed so much for their country are receiving the proper care and services they need are always a top legislative priority. This public hearing made certain these priorities continue to be at the forefront of the policy discussions in Harrisburg,” Hill-Evans explained.  

The committee heard testimony from Lee Horowitz, legislative director and senior executive vice Commander, National & State Navy Club USA; Diane Yoder, president and CEO of the Jarett Yoder Foundation, and mother of CW2 Jarett Yoder; Craig Trebilcock, York County Court of Common Pleas judge; and York County District Attorney Dave Sunday about how legislative modifications can help veterans get the support they need and overcome the scars of war.

Hill-Evans said she’s grateful to the committee for the platform for her legislation, H.B.s 688 and 691, and looks forward to continuing to develop policies that address veterans’ needs, including homelessness and post-conviction reviews for veterans with PTSD or traumatic brain injury.

Full testimony from the hearing is available at www.pahouse.com/policy.