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H.R.3451: Veterans Conservation Corps Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Joe Garcia, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 29 (All Democrats)
Introduced Nov. 12, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

Veterans Conservation Corps Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a veterans conservation corps to assist unemployed veterans in the transition from service in the Armed Forces to civilian life and to employ such veterans: (1) in conservation, resource management, firefighting, law enforcement, and historic preservation projects on public lands; (2) in maintenance and improvement projects for cemeteries under the jurisdiction of the National Cemetery Administration; and (3) as firefighters, law enforcement officers, and disaster relief personnel.

Requires priority to be given to the employment of veterans who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.

Requires, as part of the veterans conservation corps: (1) the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to award grants under the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 to hire veterans as firefighters, (2) the Attorney General to award grants under the public safety...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
Nov. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Nov. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Nov. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Nov. 12, 2013 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
Nov. 12, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Nov. 12, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
Nov. 12, 2013 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs