New veterans education and employment administration

Lawmakers are renewing plans to create a new fourth administration within the Department of Veterans Affairs that will focus on education and employment for veterans.

According to an article published by MilitaryTimes.com, “The new bill mirrors legislation that passed out of a House committee last year and was introduced in the Senate, but failed to gain further momentum. Advocates say the move would help improve services at the Veterans Benefits Administration, shifting some of their responsibilities to new offices and creating less pressure on their operations.”

When asked about this new administration, House bill sponsor Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, said in a statement.”By aligning transition, education, and employment programs in a fourth administration within VA, we will ensure that these opportunity-focused programs get the high priority they deserve, and the oversight they need to better serve veterans,”.

The new administration would stand beside the VA’s  three existing administrations which include the VBA, Veterans Health Administration and National Cemetery Administration. The new administration department has already gained support from Student Veterans of America, Disabled Veterans of America, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Veterans Education Success.

 To learn more about this new administration for veterans, click here.