Wounded Warrior Service Dog Act of 2019 (HR 3137, 116th Congress)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Originating Entity
Last Action
Referred to Committee
Date of Last Action
Jun 5 2019
Congressional Session
116th Congress
Date Introduced
Jun 5 2019
Publication Date
Jun 19 2019

SciPol Summary

The Wounded Warrior Service Dog Act of 2019 (HR 3137, 116th Congress) would authorize $11 million annually for fiscal years 2020 through 2024 to provide assistance dogs to military personnel. Specifically, the Act calls for the establishment of the “K-9 Service Corps Program” which would work with nonprofits to improve their efforts in matching assistance dogs to eligible military personnel. Eligible military personnel include those individuals with, among other conditions, traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder. The Act authorizes $11 million in annual funding for fiscal years 2020 through 2024.

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