Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Rep. Yoho Joins Waltz, Rutherford, Lawson, to Reintroduce the Veterans Armed for Success Act

Mar 11, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Ted Yoho (FL-R) joined Representatives Michael Waltz (FL-R), John Rutherford (FL-R), and Al Lawson (FL-D), to reintroduce the Veterans Armed for Success Act, which passed the House last year.

This bipartisan legislation creates a grant matching program for organizations, such as Operation New Uniform in Jacksonville, that provide job readiness for veterans and their spouses. Eligible programs must display a commitment to ensuring our veterans have the skills they need to transition from warfighter to civilian.

“Our veterans answered the call to defend our nation and protect the liberties and freedoms we enjoy every day,” said Yoho. “When their service is complete, it is essential that their country give them every tool to transition back into civilian life successfully. The Veterans Armed for Success Act focuses on transition assistance for all veterans providing them with the training they need to be successful in the workforce. I am happy to join Rep. Rutherford along with other Members of Congress in support of this vital bill to help our veterans.”

“As a combat veteran and Green Beret, I know how hard service men and women train and prepare for our jobs on the battlefield,” Waltz said. “It is also essential for us to train and prepare for our transition into civilian life, but we often need resources and guidance to do so. Our country and our communities are better when our veterans find stable, meaningful employment to support themselves and their families. I’m proud the Veterans Armed for Success Act will provide VA grants to local organizations supporting our heroes’ transitions.”

“Congress has the responsibility to fight for those who fought for us,” said Rutherford. “I have seen firsthand the huge impact that transition assistance programs have made in my own region of Northeast Florida. When communities get involved and help veterans find stable, long-term employment, we see better outcomes for all. I am proud to reintroduce this critical legislation to help our warfighters better transition to civilian life.”

“When our servicemembers return home, it is critical for them to have access to resources that will make for an easier transition,” Lawson said. “The Veterans Armed for Success Act equips local organizations with the support they need to train our veterans from serving to a professional career. I will continue doing all that I can to guarantee that veterans receive access to the resources and opportunities they rightfully deserve.”

 

The Veterans Armed for Success Act has five original cosponsors, including Representatives Scott Peters (CA-52) and Collin Peterson (MN-07). 

 

 

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