The Official Voice of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. ®
An organization chartered by the U.S. Congress
TRAINING, & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
A Good Start For Congress
BY ALAN GIBSON, CHAIR
H.R. 2297 was accepted by both the
U.S. House and Senate. With the President's signature, it
became P.L. 108-183, the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003. Of
particular importance to this committee is Section 305,
Authorization for State Approving Agencies To Approve Certain
Entrepreneurship Courses; Section 308 and Section 36,
Procurement Program for Small Business Concerns Owned and
Controlled by Service Disabled Veterans; and Section 309,
Out-stationing of Transition Assistance Program Personnel.
This bill contains all the elements of Employment, Training,
and Business Opportunities. It is not a panacea but is a very
good start in getting the ball rolling if veterans take
advantage of its provisions. To read the bill, go to
enter "HR 2297."
If you are a veteran small-business owner or a disabled
small-business owner and would like more information on
assistance available in government contracts or buying and
selling to other veteran-owned business, feel free to contact
me. We make a difference when veterans buy from veterans.
In the next report, we will publish a list of some
veteran-owned companies and the products they offer. If you
would like to be listed, please contact me or your state
council ETaBO committee chair. If you have any questions about
the three areas of our committee, contact either your state
council or the committee members.
We always need help in getting the job done at all levels of
this organization. Your state council president is dedicated
to helping veterans but cannot do it alone. Please help by
stepping up to the plate and lending a hand with your state
ETaBO committee for the benefit of all veterans.
I can be contacted via e-mail:
email@example.com I look forward to working with all during
the next two years.
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