H.R. 974 — BRAVE Act

Kathleen Rice (Democrat – New York) introduced H.R. 974 to authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs, when awarding contracts, to give preference to applicants based on the percentage of the offeror’s full-time employees who are veterans. The bill also allows the VA to ban a contractor for at least 5 years if they are found to willfully misrepresent the veteran status if its employees. Continue reading

H.R. 244 HIRE Vets Acts

Paul Cook (Republican – California) introduced the “Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017” or the “HIRE Vets Act”, to direct the Department of Labor to establish a program to recruit, employ and retain veterans and provide community and charitable services supporting the veteran community. Continue reading