The following report in the Legislative Update issued from the DC office last Friday indicating that The American Legion supports moving the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (VETS) and its employment programs to the Department of Veterans Affairs is incorrect. The American Legion has no resolution supporting such a change.
The letter of support was issued in the mistaken belief that a supporting resolution existed. This mistake is being corrected by a follow-up letter to Chairman Miller indicating that The American Legion does not support the change indicated in the paragraph below, nor do we have a resolution opposing such a change.
I apologize for the confusion I am sure this generated.
“On April 18, our organization sent a letter of support to House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (FL), backing passage of H.R. 4072, the “Consolidating Veteran Employment Services for Improved Performance Act of 2012.” This measure relocates the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) and its employment programs to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The American Legion believes this reorganization would increase the efficiency of these programs by increasing the coordination between the various education, rehabilitation, and employment programs available to veterans. All members of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee were sent a copy of the letter of support.”
Daniel S. Wheeler