US Senate: News in Brief:
Source: United States Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) joined her colleagues in introducing the bipartisan Suicide and Crisis Outreach Prevention Enhancement Act, which would increase funding for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) program from $7.2 million to $20 million per year. The bill would also provide greater flexibility for participants to raise awareness of the services they offer and to collect vital statistics.