More on Veterans Issues
Congressman Kerry Bentivolio is privileged to announce the nomination of twenty-nine applicants to the prestigious UnitedStates military service academies. Hailing from municipalities all across Michigan’s Eleventh District, which contains portions of Oakland and Wayne counties, these ambitious young people will be competing to become the future leadership of our nation’s armed forces.
As a former soldier who served in both the Vietnam and Iraq War, I can tell you that our veterans often find it difficult to transition from military to civilian life. Workplace skill training can be a lifesaver for many of our veterans making the move from our armed services to the private sector.
Too many of our soldiers are finding it difficult to find jobs when they return from overseas. It’s time to help them out.
Today, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio introduced the Veteran’s Entry to Apprenticeship Act, H.R. 3384. This act amends current law, specifically Title 38, to allow veterans to use their educational benefits for enrollment in pre-apprenticeship programs.
The partial shut-down is now entering its third week.
Even while the chambers disagree on the continuing spending resolution, the House did pass bills to fund:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio voted for the Honoring the Families of a Fallen Soldier Act, H.J.Res 91. This legislation makes continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense. It passed the House of Representatives in a bipartisan fashion with a vote of 425-0.
Republican congressmen who have witnessed the horrors of war for themselves as combat veterans are among those leading the way in opposition to American involvement in Syria.
Reps. Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan, Chris Gibson and Michael Grimm of New York, Doug Collins of Georgia, Ron DeSantis of Florida and Steve Stivers of Ohio have all come out saying they oppose air strikes.
Bentivolio Introduces Bipartisan Veterans’ Jobs Bill
Bill to Give Qualified Members of the Reserve Components Tiered Preference in Hiring for Civil Service Jobs
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Deparment of Veterans Affairs announced a new grant initiative to help end veteran’s homelessness. Congressman Kerry Bentivolio released the following statement on the initiative:
via The Committee on Oversight & Government Reform http://1.usa.gov/18KCc9w
WASHINGTON- Today, on a vote of 387-1, the House of Representatives approved legislation advanced by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to make it easier for veteran service organizations to obtain surplus federal property.
As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been winding down, we have welcomed roughly 100,000 veterans back to our communities. Unfortunately, these brave men and women are returning to a stagnant economy. An American hero who participated in the raid against Osama bin Laden recently talked about the difficulties many soldiers face as they transition back to ordinary life. With few job prospects and no income after his retirement from service, he told Esquire magazine, "I still have the same bills I had in the Navy.