McCarthy’s Veterans’ Bills Become Law
Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy applauded H.R. 7105, the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, becoming law. This legislation included the VET TEC Expansion Act and the Reducing Veteran Homelessness Act, two bills Congressman McCarthy introduced in the 116th Congress.
McCarthy released the following statement:
“Protecting our nation’s service members and veterans is one of my proudest and most important duties as a Member of Congress, and these bills will help to fill important gaps in veteran support.
“To address an evolving and tech-heavy workforce, the VET TEC Expansion Act will enhance legislation I previously authored to give our veterans even greater access to educational programs that fit today’s evolving labor market. One of the many lessons that we can take away from 2020 is that education is not one-size-fits-all, and this applies to our service members as well. Now, veterans will be able to choose programs from a larger pool of interest areas, helping them to find fulfilling careers in fields they are passionate about.
“The Reducing Veteran Homelessness Act will help to provide our most vulnerable veterans with assistance when they need it most. This bill will give our homeless veterans increased access to housing vouchers and other services to ensure that in challenging times, they have safe, reliable, and affordable housing.
“Our veterans have earned benefits that honor their valiant service and sacrifice, and this legislation will bolster our efforts to continue to support them.”
You can learn more about the VET TEC Expansion Act and the Reducing Veterans Homelessness Act here and here.