Portsmouth Daily Times: Provisions help veterans in workplace

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Portsmouth Daily Times: Provisions help veterans in workplace

This week, Sherrod worked across the aisle on legislation that would ensure our country’s veterans have the resources and training they’ll need as they transition from military service to civilian life.

Get the details below, and then show your support for Sherrod, who consistently works hard to make sure members of our military—who have given their service to this country—are well equipped for whatever the next chapter brings.

Portsmouth Daily Times: Provisions help veterans in workplace

Staff – June 14, 2018

Key points:

  • Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) have announced that the National Defense Authorization Act includes a version of their bipartisan legislation, the Better Access to Technical Training, Learning and Entrepreneurship for Servicemembers Act (BATTLE for Servicemembers Act).
  • These provisions are expected to pass the Senate this week, and will better connect servicemembers with resources to secure quality education and well-paying jobs as they transition from military service to civilian life.
  • “Our men and women in uniform answered the call to serve, and we have a responsibility to make sure they have everything they need to land good-paying jobs when their service is over,” Brown said.
  • The legislation would increase participation in programs that help servicemembers transition to civilian life. Servicemembers will be able to choose a two-day training session on higher education, technical training, or entrepreneurship. Instead of continuing with an opt-in option, the bill would make the training opt-out to encourage greater participation.
  • The BATTLE for Servicemembers Act will now supplement the current training and better tailor sessions on veterans’ benefits, financial planning, and post-service employment to fit the needs of servicemembers.

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