H.R.4422: Veterans' Job Corps Act

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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 Bruce Braley, D-Iowa
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 8, 2014
Latest Major Action May 5, 2014
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Bill Summary

Veterans' Job Corps Act - Authorizes the President to establish and operate a Veterans' Job Corps to employ veterans and veterans' widows or widowers who are otherwise unemployed in the construction, maintenance, and carrying on of public works in connection with: (1) the forestation of U.S. or state lands; (2) the prevention of forest fires, floods, and soil erosion; (3) public safety; (4) plant pest and disease control; and (5) the construction, maintenance, or repair of paths, trails, and fire-lanes in National Park System units and other public lands.

Directs the President to employ individuals in the Corps in the following order of preference: (1) unemployed veterans, and (2) widows or widowers who are eligible for unemployment compensation immediately before employment in the Corps.

Authorizes the President to provide individuals employed in the Corps with housing, necessary subsistence, clothing, medical attendance and hospitalization, a cash allowance, and t...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 5, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
April 8, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.