November 17, 2017

Springfield Republican: Bill inspired by Boston Marathon bombing survivors would give terror victims access to military treatment

A provision allowing civilian terror victims to access treatment in military facilities is close to becoming law, thanks to two survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, introduced the Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes Act after working with Kensky and Downes, who both lost legs in the marathon bombing.

Warren said they spoke about the importance of being able to get treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

"Walter Reed is the place in the world that has the real experts on traumatic amputations, and the importance of being able to get access to that quickly makes a real difference when someone has been subjected to the kind of terrorist attack that happened here in Boston," Warren said.

Read more on the Springfield Republican's website here.