U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a combat veteran and a senior member of the Senate Small Business Committee, had her bipartisan measure clear the committee today, bringing her effort to help America’s servicemembers be successful in small business and entrepreneurship following their time in the military one step closer toward becoming law.
Ernst’s bipartisan legislation—called the Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Act, or VET Act—seeks to provide assistance to servicemembers in finding career opportunities and learning helpful skills for small business ownership after their time in uniform.
“Our servicemembers and their families sacrifice to defend and preserve our country, and for many, the years following their time in uniform can be difficult. We want to create ways to ease that transition back to civilian life by setting them up with opportunities that will allow them to succeed in not only the workforce, but in their day to day lives,” said Senator Joni Ernst. “The ‘Boots-to-Business’ initiative is a program that provides our servicemembers with the training and tools necessary to enter the civilian business world and I’m pleased Democrats and Republicans worked together to move this forward.”