On May 5, President Obama signed into law Senator Patty Murray's (D-WA) comprehensive bi-partisan legislation to prepare the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the influx of women veterans who will access care there in the coming years. The law will address many of the unique needs of female veterans, particularly those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The 2009 March 31st screening of LIONESS on Capitol Hill helped launch the women veterans bill, which was included in S. 1963, The Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010. Below, Senator Murray announces her legislation with from left, Lionesses Staff Sgt. Ranie Ruthig and Major Anastasia Breslow.