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House Unanimously Passes Congressman Sean Duffy's Bi-Partisan Amendment to Provide More Work Opportunities for Veterans

Press Release

Date: July 11, 2019
Location: Washington, DC

The House of Representatives unanimously passed U.S. Representative Sean Duffy's amendment to the to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 that will help veterans enter the education workforce.

This amendment is identical to the Heroes Entering Roles of Education Service (HEROES) Act, previously introduced by Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). The amendment will expand and rename the Troops to Teachers program to help separating service members transition into any role in an education setting, including teacher, school counselor, administrator, etc. This amendment will not only result in more service members achieving meaningful, long-term employment, but it will also enhance the quality of our children's education and the level of safety in their schools, as recommended in the President's Commission on School Safety's final report.

"Veterans possess vital leadership experience that can be passed on to our children, greatly enhancing the quality of their education. It is important we recognize the impact that non-teachers employed at schools have on a student's overall education experience. We should be helping veterans gain meaningful employment in these careers, especially given the added benefit their tactical training brings to campus security. I am proud my colleagues in the House of Representatives joined me in passing this commonsense amendment."