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House passes bill to permanently authorize VA’s tech training program

May 25, 2023

Via: FCW

The House overwhelmingly passed legislation on Wednesday to permanently authorize the Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses—or VET-TEC—program, which provides eligible veterans with tuition support to receive training for careers in the tech sector.

The 409-9 vote came after a pair of senators introduced legislation in the upper chamber earlier this week to similarly extend the program.

The VET-TEC Authorization Act—introduced by Reps. Juan Ciscomani, R-Ariz., and Ro Khanna, D-Calif., on March 21—would permanently fund the Department of Veterans Affairs’ VET-TEC program, a five-year pilot that was established following passage of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act in 2017.

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