H.R. 1796: Troop Talent Act of 2013

Apr 26, 2013
Referred to Committee
4% chance of being enacted
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Tammy Duckworth
Representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district
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Apr 26, 2013
13 pages
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 26, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Apr 26, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 26, 2013
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13% chance of getting past committee.
4% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To ensure that the education and training provided members of the Armed Forces and veterans better assists members and veterans in obtaining civilian certifications and licenses, and for other purposes.


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102 cosponsors (83D, 19R) (show)

House Armed Services

Military Personnel

House Veterans' Affairs

Economic Opportunity

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Library of Congress Summary

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Troop Talent Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretaries of the military departments, to the maximum extent practicable, to make information on civilian credentialing opportunities available to members of the Armed Forces (members) beginning with, and at every stage of, their training for military occupational specialities, in order to permit such members to:
(1) evaluate the extent to which such training correlates with skills and training required for various civilian certifications and licenses, and
(2) assess the suitability of such training for obtaining and pursuing such certifications and licenses.
Requires the information made available to: (1) be consistent with the Transition Goals Plans Success program, and (2) include information on the civilian occupational equivalents of military occupational specialties.
Requires such Secretaries to make available to civilian credentialing agencies specified information on the content of military training provided to members.
Allows members or veterans to use educational assistance provided through the Department of Defense (DOD) or the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in pursuit of a civilian certification or license only if the successful completion of a curriculum fully qualifies such student to take the appropriate examination and be certified or licensed to meet any other academic conditions required for entry into that occupation or profession.
Requires the military occupational specialties designated for a military skills to civilian credentialing pilot program under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 to include those specialties relating to the military information technology workforce.
Directs the VA Secretary to reestablish the Professional Certification and Licensure Advisory Committee (under current law, terminated on December 31, 2006).
Provides additional Committee duties, including the development of:
(1) guidance for audits of licensure and certification programs in order to ensure high-quality education to members and veterans, and
(2) a plan to improve outreach to members and veterans on the importance of licensing and certification and the availability of educational benefits.

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