Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) and Congressman Jim Renacci (OH-16) have introduced H.R. 2011 The Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education Improvement Act. Designed to improve education and career training benefits for veterans, the legislation authorizes the Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education through December 31, 2015, and expands the makeup of the Committee to include post 9/11 veterans.
"We have an obligation to stand with our veterans and make sure they receive the benefits they've earned," said Delaney. "We also need to help ease their transition to civilian life and help them receive the education and job training they need. The Veterans' Advisory Committee Act of 2013 continues a program that gives veterans a voice in the Department of Veterans Affairs and helps improve existing benefit programs. I'm proud to work with Congressman Renacci on this legislation."
"America's veterans have served their country honorably," said Rep. Renacci. "They deserve our thanks and praise. However, they can also often use a helping hand in their transition back to civilian life. Congressman Delaney and I are proud to lead this bipartisan effort to provide them with crucial services that will help them with the next steps of their careers."
The Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education advises the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on improving veterans education and job training programs. The Committee is composed of veterans and experts in the fields of education, labor, and management, and includes veterans' representatives from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, post-Vietnam, and the Gulf War. The Assistant Secretary of Education for Postsecondary Education and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training are ex-officio members of the Committee. Versions of the committee have existed since 1972.