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SVA Supports Committee to Improve Veterans' Education and Job Training

WASHINGTON, DC – Student Veterans of America offered support for Congressman John K. Delaney’s (MD-6) Veterans Advisory Committee on Education Improvement Act (H.R. 2011). Last week, the bill passed the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs unanimously.

“The VA Veterans Advisory Committee on Education is an important body made of up key stakeholders in higher education,” said Michael Dakduk, executive director of Student Veterans of America. “Having personally served on this committee, I believe in its purpose and SVA fully supports its renewal.”

The Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Education advises the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on improving education and job training programs for veterans. The Committee is composed of veterans and experts in the fields of education, labor, and management, and includes veterans’ representatives from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, post-Vietnam, and the Gulf War. The Assistant Secretary of Education for Postsecondary Education and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training are ex-officio members of the Committee. Versions of the committee have existed since 1972.

H.R. 2011 authorizes the Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Education through December 31, 2015, and expands the makeup of the Committee to include post 9/11 veterans. Absent legislative action, the Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Education will sunset on December 31, 2013

About Student Veterans of America

SVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition of over 850 student veteran organizations on college campuses globally. SVA's mission is to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation. 

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