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H.R.2056: Veteran Employment Transition Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about taxation
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Sponsor Allyson Y. Schwartz, D-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 75 (75 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced May 20, 2013
Latest Major Action July 8, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Veteran Employment Transition Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) revise the definition of "qualified veteran" for purposes of the work opportunity tax credit to include recently discharged veterans, and (2) make permanent the work opportunity tax credit for qualified veterans.

Requires the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Guard to inform military personnel who are discharged or released from active duty of the work opportunity tax credit and provide them with documentation relating to eligibility for and use of such credit.

Requires the Secretaries of Labor, Veterans Affairs, and Defense to enter into an agreement to govern the coordination of veteran job training services. Requires the Secretaries of Labor and Veterans Affairs to prepare reports on the veteran job training programs of their respective departments.

Amends the DOD pilot program for assessing the feasibility and advisability of permitting enlisted personnel to obtain ci...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
June 20, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
May 31, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
May 20, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
May 20, 2013 Referred to House Small Business
May 20, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services
May 20, 2013 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
May 20, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means