The VOW Act is about this country keeping its vow to Veterans that we will respect and appreciate their service. Yet Veterans have significantly higher unemployment rates of 15% compared to the nationally rate of 9%. Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veteran's Affairs has introduced H.R. 2433, The Veteran Opportunity to Work Act of 2011.
The basics of the bill are to make Transition Assistance Programs for those getting out of the service mandatory, create tax breaks for hiring veterans, provide improved certification for translating military certification to similar civilian certification, recognizing National Guard service, provide additional funding for education.
It is time to address this problem and thank you to Rep. Miller for taking action!