Thursday, July 14, 2011

Full Committee Legislative Hearing on the VOW Act


WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, July 15, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., in Room 334 of the Cannon House Office Building, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs will hold a legislative hearing on the VOW Act (H.R. 2433), H.R. 1941, and H.R. 169.


WHO:             House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

WHAT:          Legislative Hearing

WHEN:          10:00 a.m., Friday, July 15, 2011, 334 Cannon House Office Building




Panel 1


The Honorable Sanford D. Bishop Jr., Georgia

U.S. House of Representatives


Panel 2


The Honorable Jack Quinn, President

Erie Community College

Williamsville, New York


Panel 3


Mr. Ryan M. Gallucci, Deputy Director, National Legislative Service

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States


Mr. Tom Tarantino, Senior Legislative Associate

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America


Mr. Robert Madden, Assistant Director, National Economic Commission

The American Legion


Mr. Bob Simoneau, Deputy Executive Director

National Association of State Workforce Agencies


Panel 4


Mr. Curtis L. Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity

Veterans Benefits Administration

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Accompanied by

Mr. John Brizzi, Deputy Assistant General Counsel

Office of General Counsel

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


The Honorable Raymond M. Jefferson, Assistant Secretary

Veterans' Employment and Training Service

U.S. Department of Labor


Statement for the Record


U.S. Department of Defense

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Veterans of Modern Warfare


Summary of Legislation to be discussed:


H.R. 2433: The Veterans Opportunity to Work Act of 2011— To amend Title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws relating to the employment and training of veterans, and for other purposes.


H.R. 1941: To improve the provision of Federal transition, rehabilitation, vocational, and unemployment benefits to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, and for other purposes.


H.R. 169: Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include on the main page of the website of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) a hyperlink with a drop-down menu titled "Veterans Employment" that includes a direct hyperlink to the VetSuccess website, USA Jobs website, Job Central website, and any other appropriate employment websites, especially those that focus on jobs for veterans.



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