Julia Brownley

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Julia Brownley

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 Cosponsor the Help Hire our Heroes Act (H.R. 445)

116th cosponsors: Aguilar, Axne, Bustos, Carbajal, Castor, Dingell, Gabbard, Gallego, Grijalva, Hastings, Higgins, Jackson Lee, H. Johnson, Khanna, Kind, Kuster, S. Lee, Lofgren, Luria, S. Maloney, Moore, Norton, Peters, Pingree,
Schakowsky, Stevens, Van Drew, Wilson 

Dear Colleague:

Please help support veteran employment by co-sponsoring the Help Hire our Heroes Act (H.R. 445).

My bill would reauthorize the Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance Program (VRAP) permitting additional veterans to participate in the program.  As you may know, the VRAP program provided up to 12 months of re-training assistance to veterans in need of employment
training, but who are unable to participate in other VA programs because of their age and time since active duty service.

VRAP was started in 2012 to provide training assistance to unemployed veterans between the ages of 35 and 60 who are no longer eligible for the GI Bill. It provided up to 12 months of training benefits at community colleges and technical schools in occupations
that the Department of Labor has identified as “high demand.”   Since funding for this program expired in March 2014, the VA has not been able to enroll new veterans in VRAP.  This program gap means that thousands of older, qualified veterans have been unable
to access the resources which could help them find work.

Please join me in supporting this critical legislation. If you have questions or would like to co-sponsor, please email




Member of Congress

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Labor, Veterans

Related Bill Information

Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Type: 445
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