S.6: Putting Our Veterans Back to Work Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Total Cosponsors 25 (24 Democrats, 1 Independent)
Introduced Jan. 22, 2013
Latest Major Action July 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

Putting Our Veterans Back to Work Act of 2013 - Amends the: (1) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 to extend through March 31, 2016, the veterans retraining assistance program; and (2) Wounded Warrior Act to extend through 2016 the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) (Secretary) to provide the same rehabilitation and vocational benefits to members of the Armed Forces (members) with severe injuries or illnesses as are provided to veterans.

Extends through: (1) March 31, 2016, additional VA rehabilitation programs for certain disabled veterans who have completed a VA rehabilitation program and have exhausted their rights to state unemployment benefits; and (2) FY2015 the collaborative veterans' training, mentoring, and placement program.

Directs the Secretary to develop a single, unified federal web-based employment portal for veterans to access information on federal programs and activities concerning veterans employment, unemployment benefits, and traini...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 24, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
June 12, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-111.
Jan. 22, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S45-47)