Rutherford’s Veterans Armed for Success Act to Receive Full House Vote

May 9, 2019
Press Release
Bipartisan legislation to strengthen transition assistance programs passes through VA Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) is pleased to announce that the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee voted to advance H.R. 2326, which included Rutherford’s Veterans Armed for Success Act, to the full House for consideration.

“Thank you to Chairman Takano and Ranking Member Roe for acknowledging the real challenges veterans face after their service is complete,” said Rutherford. “By sending the Veterans Armed for Success Act to the House floor for a full vote, Congress is one step closer to reducing the obstacles in our veterans’ transition from warfighter to civilian.”

This bipartisan legislation creates a grant matching program for organizations, such as Operation New Uniform in Jacksonville, that provide job readiness for veterans and their spouses. Eligible programs must display a commitment to ensuring our veterans have the skills they need to transition from military to civilian life.