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Veterans Housing and Employment Improvement Act of 2005

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VETERANS HOUSING AND EMPLOYMENT IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2005 -- (House of Representatives - November 09, 2005)

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Mr. SIMPSON. Madam Speaker, I want to thank Chairman BOOZMAN and Ranking Member HERSETH for their work on this piece of legislation.

Earlier this year, I introduced H.R. 419, which would authorize the President's National Hire Veterans Committee through 2008. The bill before us today, H.R. 3665, not only extends the life of this important committee, but also provides for its continued operation long into the future under a new Advisory Committee on Veterans Employment Training and Employer Outreach.

It is important that we continue to support and fund the work of this committee which strives to make employers and businesses more aware of the valuable role that veterans play in the public workforce.

Today's employers do not often realize the wealth of skills possessed by the men and woman returning from duty in the Armed Forces. Through the creation of the One Stop Career Centers for veterans and the development of hirevetsfirst.gov Web site for potential employers, the President's National Hire Veterans Committee has fostered a vital link between military and civilian employment.

As Veterans Day approaches many of us take for granted the sacrifices made by those who defend our Nation. Voting for this bill is a way to truly show our veterans that we appreciate them and are willing to support them not only when they are serving our country abroad, but when they return home as well.

I urge my colleagues to support H.R. 3665 and thank them for their work on this bill.

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