House Veterans Committee Holds Economic Opportunity Hearing

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing to discuss upcoming legislation

By PVA National Staff

On April 9, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing to discuss upcoming legislation. Much of the hearing focused on the reintroduction of the VET OPP Act, H.R. 2045, which seeks to realign VA’s transition, education, and employment programs under a new fourth administration.

All panelists expressed support for this legislation except for VA and The American Legion. VA said adding a fourth administration would only add more layers to an already very bureaucratic process. The American Legion did not have a position.

PVA has already publicly supported this legislation and provided the following quote in advance of its introduction: “We are pleased to support legislation to establish the Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration. By creating a fourth administration within VA, this bill will give the financial and administrative autonomy needed for VA to strengthen the focus on Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment services and other programs to help veterans with catastrophic disabilities.”

 

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