Al Franken sponsors bill for service dogs
U.S. Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced a Senate Resolution recognizing the significance of service animals for veterans suffering from the invisible wounds of war. The bill was walked down to be introduced by Chris Goehner, a veteran from Cashmere, WA who is interning in Sen. Murray’s office and assisted with the drafting of the legislation, as well as his service dog Pele. On the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act it was signed into law.