The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved more than 36,000 applications for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (or VRAP) -- a new training program that helps veterans upgrade their job and employment skills. For more, click HERE.
President Obama and the Department of Veterans Affairs are working to end veteran homelessness. Veteran homelessness dropped 12% in 2011, but much work remains. In July, I announced $1.3 million is coming to Atlanta to fight veteran homelessness, which is part of $10 million in grants to 151 community agencies. We must continue to support our veterans, even after they come back from combat, serve abroad or fulfill their duty here at home.