Chairman Miller Applauds House Extension of Veterans Programs
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously (402-0) in favor of passing H.R. 1412, the Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013. The bill, which passed the Senate Monday, now awaits President Obama’s signature.
The bill extends a number of veterans initiatives such as the adaptive sports program for disabled veterans, homeless veterans programs and the extension of grants to assist disabled veterans with home adaptation.
“This was an important moment of cooperation between Democrats and Republicans in both the House and Senate. I am grateful that my colleagues in both chambers and on both sides of the aisle feel as strongly as I do about the necessity of extending these programs. As this bill heads toward the president’s desk, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will remain vigilant in our oversight of each of these programs to ensure the prompt delivery of veterans benefits and appropriate use of taxpayer dollars.” – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs