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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Live from Capitol Hill: AMVETS to Discuss DVOP & LVER With House

This morning AMVETS will once again be on Capitol Hill testifying before the House VA Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on the budget and state grant programs for Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Services, or VETS.

The hearing comes to order at 10:00 a.m. in the House Committee on Veterans Affairs chambers, Cannon House Office Building room 334.

AMVETS National Deputy Legislative Director Christina Roof's prepared testimony focuses on the state grant programs, Disabled Veterans Outreach Programs, or DVOPs, and Local Veterans' Employment Representatives, or LVERs.

To view a full list of participants and the read their written statements, Click Here.

In her submitted remarks, Roof notes that the programs were designed to offer comprehensive employment assistance services to veterans facing barriers to employment such as disabilities, education or economic conditions, but that a general lack of oversight has led to inconsistencies within each of the state-level programs, leaving many DVOPs and LVERs ineffective at accomplishing their missions.

American Veteran will follow this morning's hearing closely. We will also bring you highlights of yesterday's VA budget hearing before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and the veteran and military support roundtable hosted by House minority leadership. Check back later today for updates.

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