Help Our Nation’s Heroes Transition from the Battlefield to the Classroom

Over one million veterans and active duty service members in the United States attend college every year, and many face unique hardships in tra­nsitioning from the battlefield to the classroom. Some student veterans have been away from school for long periods,
are older than their peers, have families to support, or struggle with service-related disabilities. These hurdles often lead talented veterans to drop out of school before graduating and limit potential job opportunities.

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APPROPRIATIONS AMENDMENT PROCESS NOTICE

The Committee on Rules is likely to issue an amendment deadline prior to our return from the August district work period for consideration of the remaining eight appropriations bills. The remaining bills reported by the Committee on Appropriations include:
Agriculture; Commerce Justice, Science; Financial Services and General Governmental; Homeland Security; Interior; Labor, HHS, and Education; State and Foreign Operations; Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development—all of which can be found on their
website.

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Promote Opportunity and Reduce Welfare Dependence by Improving Federal Programs

The current framework of federal programs intended to help Americans in need is disjointed and dysfunctional. The major reason the system lacks effectiveness is that there are multiple programs with no clear goals, which serve people in need differently
and have varying degrees of determining success. We can begin to change the status quo and address the underlying causes of poverty by giving Americans the opportunity to succeed. To do so, join me as a cosponsor of the HAND UP Act (H.R. 2249).

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