112th Congress, 2011–2012

[quote]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.[/quote]

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.

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Support H.R. 3351: Franchise Education for Veterans Act


Dear Rep. Frank Pallone:

I support H.R. 3351: Franchise Education for Veterans Act because… I am a Veteran of the Iraq War. To make a long story short I sustained an injury but was allowed to complete my tour of duty. In addition, when I returned home I was no longer fit for duty and received an Honorable Discharge, under medical conditions. The result was that I lost both my Federal Civil Service job and my military status a well. Unfortunately, I was not able to pay my mortgage and other living expenses and the lender would not refinance my loan. Nevertheless, my payments kept rising month after month until I could no longer afford to make the payments. I had no other options accept to hire an attorney and file for bankruptcy. This has presented a problem for me with regard to lending for business of franchise opportunities. Finally, it would benefit me significantly if i had the opportunity to buy into a franchise, and help my community by hiring individuals to help me run the business. Thank you in advance for your consideration and attention to this matter.

Respectfully Submitted,

New Jersey’s 6th district


This letter was delivered to Rep. Frank Pallone [D, NJ-6] on 04/27/12.