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Longitudinal Study of Vocational Rehabilitation Programs

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LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAMS -- (House of Representatives - May 20, 2008)

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Mr. FILNER. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself as much time as I might consume.

As I said earlier, amongst this package of bills are legislation from both sides of the aisle. This one comes to us from the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, Mr. Boozman, and I thank him for this important bill.

What H.R. 3889 does is require the VA to conduct what is called a longitudinal study for at least 20 years of the veterans who began participating in the VA's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program. The bill requires annual reports to Congress to assist with better management of the program.

It's an important step in ensuring that the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program has services that are meeting the needs of our veterans as they seek to heal from their injuries and reenter civilian life.

So I hope we all support H.R. 3889.

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