One of Indiana’s U.S. Senator’s has released his annual report, and says it shows some of his legislative work over the previous year.
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly says the nearly 60-page report highlights progress made on preventing military suicides, his “Opportunity Agenda,” and raising fraud awareness around the country.
Speaking with reporters yesterday, Donnelly says he worked non-stop to get the “Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act” into law.
“It requires an annual mental health for all service members, and a requirement for a Pentagon report to evaluate existing military mental health practices and recommendations for improvement,” says Donnelly.
Stressed in the report are Donnelly’s legislative efforts that he considers to be on a bipartisan basis. According to a press release, Donnelly submitted bills, amendments, and letters with 25 different Republican Senators.
Democrats are in the minority in the U.S. Senate, but Donnelly says he hopes that doesn’t affect some of his efforts.
“I never approach this job as trying to pursue a partisan agenda, I always try to do what makes sense for Indiana and for our country,” says Donnelly.
Donnelly says his top priority is working to strengthen the economy for Indiana’s middle class.