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S. 1798: Open Burn Pit Registry Act of 2011

112th Congress, 2011–2012

A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish an open burn pit registry to ensure that members of the Armed Forces who may have been exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes caused by open burn pits while deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq receive information regarding such exposure, and for other purposes.

In the next 10 years, over 1 million veterans will be at risk of exposure to burn pits. Without aggressive legislation mandating documentation of these burn pits, veterans will struggle with the VA in documenting any disabling condition and linking that condition to their military service.

Legislation like this will help to prevent a repeat of Agent Orange exposure from Vietnam and it must be actively pursued.

H.R. 4057: Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2012

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop a comprehensive policy to improve outreach and transparency to veterans and members of the Armed Forces through the provision of information on institutions of higher learning, and for other purposes.

This bill provides much needed information to veterans about the institutions where they hope to use their educational benefits. Programs like this are necessary to ensure veterans use their benefits in the most informed way possible. It will also lower the likelihood of a veteran being preyed on by an underperforming college or institution.

H.R. 3351: Franchise Education for Veterans Act

112th Congress, 2011–2012

To amend title 38, United States Code, to allow certain veterans to use educational assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs for franchise training.

Veteran Entrepreneurship should be encouraged since entrepreneurial spirit will be one of the major drivers behind a US economic recovery. Over 815,000 jobs have been created by the 66,000 veteran-owned franchises. This Act could dramatically increase those numbers.