The VFW Joins Discussion on Credentialing
This week, VFW spent some time at the White House for a series of roundtable discussions on military professional credentialing and academic credit for military training and experience. The discussion is part of First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces initiative. Hundreds of stakeholders across the federal government, private industry, military and the veterans' community were on hand to discuss ways to improve the portability of military training for civilian professional licenses and credentials, as well as academic credit toward a college degree. The VFW has been, and will continue to be, a vocal advocate on both of these issues. We helped champion legislation in the last Congress to improve career portability and academic preparedness for transitioning service members and veterans. We will continue to work with the White House, VA, the Pentagon and Congress to ensure that separating service members have access to quality careers after leaving the military. For more on the event and the Joining Forces initiative, visit our blog.
Congress Returns to Busy May Schedule
Congress returns to Washington next week for a busy month of bill hearings, appropriation wrangling and mark-ups. Some of the bills that will be debated in committee are those VFW has been monitoring since the beginning of Congress. They cover a wide range of topics, including homeless veteran programs, chiropractic care, caregiver expansion, research sharing, and improvements to women veterans' healthcare within VA. Check back next week for full coverage of the bill hearings and our testimony. Read our blog postings. For the Senate VA Committee website, click here.
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