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Yesterday, the VFW was on hand at the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill, where the House Committee on Veterans Affairs moved forward with seven pieces of critical veterans' legislation -- many of which the VFW has supported in testimony before the committee this year.
A key House committee approved a $1.5 billion veterans’ employment bill Thursday that promises a new job retraining program for veterans aged 35 and older who have been out of work for at least 26 weeks as well as improvements in transition assistance, job placement and professional licensing initiatives for all veterans.
Leaders in commerce and warfare share a common vocabulary—words like strategy, tactics, dominance, conflict and victory. Success in the military provides young people with leadership and management experience that can contribute to success in business. But the transition from waging war to conducting commerce is not always easy.
House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Florida, and U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Midland, listen as Daniel Marsh, director of the West Texas VA Health Care System, talks during a briefing Thursday in Big Spring.