Congresswoman Duckworth Introduces Legislation to Provide Private Sector Credentialing for Veterans
Today, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth introduced the Troop Talent Act of 2013. The Troop Talent Act of 2013 improves the alignment of specialty skills acquired in the military with civilian certifications or licenses required for post-service employment. It will also allow Military Tuition Assistance (MTA) and the Post 9-11 GI Bill to be used on courses and programs that guarantee a credential or industry certification after successful completion. 27 members of Congress joined Congresswoman Duckworth and signed on as original cosponsors to the bipartisan legislation. A companion bill has been introduced in the Senate by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA).