September 21, 2021

Neguse Speaks in Favor of Legislation to Support Homeless Veterans During Committee Hearing

Neguse argues that instability for those who sacrifice for our country is ‘unacceptable’

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Joe Neguse delivered testimony in favor of his bill, the Veterans Job Training Act, before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. This legislation to expand job training and placement services for homeless veterans would reauthorize the successful Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) through 2025. 

View Congressman Neguse’s testimony at Committee HERE. 

“Our nation’s servicemembers upend their lives to serve our country, and we need to make sure that when they come home, they can find meaningful work and provide for themselves and their families,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “Employers want to hire our veterans, and veterans want employment where their skills and service are valued. This legislation helps make that happen. For those that have served us, we must serve them by ensuring they are equipped with the proper resources to thrive.”

Administered by the Department of Labor, the program is the only federal grant program which focuses exclusively on competitive employment for homeless veterans. The program's core objectives are to provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address problems facing homeless veterans.