WASHINGTON (Valley News Live) Senator John Hoeven and Senator Kevin Cramer joined President Donald Trump at the White House this week for the signing of the Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act.
Hoeven says the bipartisan legislation will help veterans re-enter the workforce by making them eligible for National Science Foundation programs that will help them pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields.
The bill also directs the NSF to develop a plan to enhance outreach to veterans and establishes an interagency working group to better coordinate federal programs for transitioning and training veterans and military spouses for STEM careers.
“Technology continues to grow as a driver of the economy, and our legislation will better enable veterans to take advantage of the opportunities in STEM fields and be prepared for the jobs of the future,” said Hoeven. “This is about giving veterans better job prospects as they enter the civilian workforce and maintaining our nation’s competitive edge in technology development.”
Sen. Cramer tweeted out a video along with this statement:
"President @realDonaldTrump is a strong ally for our veterans.
As I said in the Oval Office yesterday, the legislation he signed is a win for the veterans who want good jobs and a win for the businesses who want good workers.
Thank you for supporting those who keep America safe!