Caring For Our Veterans PDF Print E-mail

Spotlight on Veterans

In June 2009, U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Assistant Secretary Tammy Duckworth joined Rep. Welch in Rutland to announce the start of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Passed in June 2008, the new GI Bill allows eligible veterans who served at least 90 days active duty since Sept. 11, 2001, to receive an in-state, undergraduate education at a public institution at no cost.

"Vermonters have a long and proud tradition of military service, and our state has a history of contributing far in excess of its size to the defense of our nation. When a war is over and our brave veterans return home, it is our most solemn obligation to keep our promise and ensure they have the services and resources they require to succeed. I have long believed that the cost of the war must include the cost of caring for the warrior. That is why I have promoted policies that support veterans by modernizing and streamlining health care systems within the Veterans Administration, improving and expanding educational and workforce training programs for veterans, and supporting veteran-owned businesses."





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Rep. Welch's Recent Work for Veterans

Photo Album: "Rep. Welch holds veterans employment meeting"

October 19, 2010

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Welch to host roundtable tomorrow focused on jobs for returning Guard members

October 18, 2010

Rep. Peter Welch on Tuesday will host a roundtable focusing on the employment needs of Vermont National Guard members returning from overseas.

The roundtable will focus on the issues Vermont's Guardsmen and women will face in finding a job upon return from their deployment. It will also cover what the federal government can do to help members of the Guard find jobs and what would encourage small businesses to hire them.

When Welch traveled to Afghanistan earlier this fall, o... Read More

VA Video Outreach Message Aimed at New Veterans

October 18, 2010

New TV Ad Encourages Veterans to Use Benefits


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is launching a new television advertisement encouraging Veterans to take full advantage of the VA benefits and services they have earned. The ad is one step in a robust outreach effort aimed at welcoming returning Servicemembers and easing their transition from military to Veteran status.

"VA is committed to reaching all Veterans to say 'thank yo... Read More

Video: "Welch talks about legislation to help unemployed veterans "

September 29, 2010

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House passes Welch veterans employment bill

September 28, 2010

The U.S. House on Tuesday passed legislation written by Rep. Peter Welch to establish a new job training program for veterans.

Welch outlined his Military Transition Program (MTP) Act earlier Tuesday alongside veterans advocates and employers at a press conference at Burlington International Airport. The bill, which was incorporated into H.R. 6132, was passed by voice vote Tuesday afternoon.

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