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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Live from Capitol Hill: AMVETS to testify on state approving agencies

This afternoon, AMVETS National Legislative Director Ray Kelley will testify before the House VA Subcommittee onEconomic Opportunity on the evolution of state approving agencies for utilizing VA education benefits.

State approving agencies are the approving bodies in each state around the country tasked with approving academic and technical training programs for which veterans may use their VA entitlements. Kelley will join leaders from other top VSOs in explaining where the veterans' community feels these agencies should focus.

The committee, chaired by Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-S.D.), will also hear from leaders in the National Association of State Approving Agencies and the Veterans' Benefits Administration with the VA.

To view a list of today's witnesses, Click Here, and be sure to check back with American Veteran Online for updates and multimedia links, as they become available.

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