“As Chair of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, one of my top priorities is ensuring that servicemembers have all of the support they need to start a new career when they leave the service, and the Transition Assistance Program is fundamental to that effort,” said Rep. Levin. “Now more than ever, it’s critical that the program adequately serves every servicemember, and it’s clear that a number of fixes are needed to meet their needs. These resources are also critical as we work to address veteran suicide, which can often be driven by economic distress. I look forward to working with my colleagues to make sure these much-needed fixes are made as soon as possible.”
Last year, Rep. Levin introduced the [mikelevin.house.gov/media/press-releases/representative-levin-introduces-bipartisan-bill-improve-transition-assistance]Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Bill" Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill that also improves the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for servicemembers returning to civilian life. That bill [mikelevin.house.gov/media/press-releases/representative-levin-s-three-bipartisan-bills-supporting-veterans-pass-house]passed the House last year.