America’s VetDogs, Financial Services Ranking Member Patrick McHenry & House Financial Services Committee Vice Chair Jake Auchincloss to Host Bipartisan Press Conference to Advocate for Congressional Support on H.R. 5232 the Working Dog Commemorative Coin Act
Members of the House of Representatives and Senate, former President George H.W. Bush’s service dog Sully H.W. Bush, Washington Capitals pup Biscuit, U.S. Military Veterans, and their service dogs will be in attendance
America’s VetDogs, House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member, Patrick McHenry (NC-10), and House Financial Services Committee Vice Chair Congressman Jake Auchincloss (MA-04) will host a press conference introducing H.R. 5232, the Working Dog Commemorative Coin Act on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the U.S. House of Representatives Rayburn Foyer.
With a goal to have this coin in production in 2023, this bipartisan bill will instruct the U.S. Mint to develop a commemorative coin series honoring the critical role working dogs play in our society. A portion of the proceeds from the commemorative coin series will be donated to America’s VetDogs to continue their mission of providing highly trained service dogs to veterans and first responders with disabilities, at no cost to the individual.
America’s VetDogs is a national not-for-profit organization that serves the needs of veterans with disabilities from all eras who have honorably served our country. It costs more than $50,000 to breed, raise, train, and place one service dog; however, there is never a charge to the veteran. All funding comes from the generous contributions of individuals, corporations, foundations, businesses, and service clubs. To learn more about America’s VetDogs, visit VetDogs.org.
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHO: Interviews available with John Miller, President & CEO, America’s VetDogs & VetDogs’ graduates.
Compelling visuals of service dogs and puppies with military veterans, including service dog Sully H.W. Bush and Washington Capital’s Pup in training Biscuit
U.S. House of Representatives Rayburn Foyer
About America’s VetDogs
Since 2003, America’s VetDogs (www.VetDogs.org) has trained and placed guide and service dogs to provide independence, enhanced mobility, and companionship to veterans with disabilities from all eras. In 2015, VetDogs opened its programs to first responders, including fire, police, and emergency medical personnel. America's VetDogs is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded by the Guide Dog Foundation and serves clients from across the United States. VetDogs relies on contributions from generous individuals, corporations, service clubs, and foundations to fund its mission to help those who have served our country live with dignity and independence. It costs over $50,000 to breed, raise, train, and place one assistance dog, but America’s VetDogs provides its services completely free of charge to the individual. America’s VetDogs has been accredited by both the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.