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H.R. 1412 (113th): Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2013

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 9, 2013 (Introduced).


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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1412

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 9, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

A BILL

To improve and increase the availability of on-job training and apprenticeship programs carried out by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013 .

2.

Public relations campaign

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall carry out a public relations campaign, including exercising the authority under section 532 of title 38, United States Code, to advertise in national media outlets, to promote Department of Veterans Affairs on-job training and apprenticeship programs available to veterans as highly efficient and cost-effective ways of obtaining jobs.

3.

Authority to increase availability of private sector on-job training programs

During the three-year period beginning on the date that is one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall carry out section 3677(b)(1)(A) of title 38, United States Code, by substituting 75 per centum for 85 per centum.

4.

On-job training at Federal departments and agencies

Beginning on the date that is one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall enter into agreements with the heads of other Federal departments and agencies to operate programs of training on the job under section 3677 of title 38, United States Code, to train eligible veterans or persons to perform skills necessary for employment by the department or agency operating the program.

5.

Extension of reduced pension for certain veterans covered by medicaid plans for services furnished by nursing facilities

Section 5503(d)(7) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking November 30, 2016 and inserting January 31, 2017.