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house Bill H.R. 425

Should the Feds Help Veterans Get Into STEM Careers?

Argument in favor

Veterans could be great contributors to STEM professions, but they need additional support to break into these fields. This bill directs the federal government — which has an obligation to support veterans — to study how best to support veterans’ transitions into civilian careers in STEM fields.

Jon's Opinion
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02/25/2019
Anything that both aids our vets AND trains Americans to fill STEM careers is a step in the right direction.
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doingmypart's Opinion
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02/25/2019
We should be doing everything possible with providing good career opportunities to our veterans and STEM is a good starting point.
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Richard's Opinion
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02/27/2019
Only anti-military Democrats would not support this bill. As we have seen throughout history and especially the last administration, Democrats would love nothing more than to dismantle our military, ICE and law enforcement. They also want to deny every American their second Amendment rights. It’s so obvious what their overall plan is which is to turn our country into a communistic ruled country.
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Argument opposed

An extension of veterans’ GI bill benefits that explicitly supports their study of STEM fields is already set to go into effect in August of this year. That, not this bill, is the best lever to pull if we want to get more veterans into STEM professions.

burrkitty's Opinion
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02/25/2019
This is just lip service. This bill doesn’t actually do anything but spend money on committees. Don’t we have enough of them already? The GI bill allows veterans to choose their future education for themselves. Let’s go with supporting that.
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Marcie 's Opinion
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02/25/2019
Better yet give my Brother his back pay he's been waiting and fighting for the last 7 years. He paid it forward, where is his country when he needs it? I think 3 tours in Iraq qualifies for immediate action.
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Kodiwodi's Opinion
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02/25/2019
No this is another feel good, do nothing, I wear my flag pin bills that will cost a lot but do virtually nothing for our vets. The extension of the GI Benefits Bill will begin in August and already does what this Bill purports to do. Waste of $$$$.
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      Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
    IntroducedJanuary 10th, 2019

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Title

Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act

Official Title

To promote veteran involvement in STEM education, computer science, and scientific research, and for other purposes.

    Anything that both aids our vets AND trains Americans to fill STEM careers is a step in the right direction.
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    This is just lip service. This bill doesn’t actually do anything but spend money on committees. Don’t we have enough of them already? The GI bill allows veterans to choose their future education for themselves. Let’s go with supporting that.
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    Better yet give my Brother his back pay he's been waiting and fighting for the last 7 years. He paid it forward, where is his country when he needs it? I think 3 tours in Iraq qualifies for immediate action.
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    No this is another feel good, do nothing, I wear my flag pin bills that will cost a lot but do virtually nothing for our vets. The extension of the GI Benefits Bill will begin in August and already does what this Bill purports to do. Waste of $$$$.
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    The GI bill supports the VET’s now, but needs funding and extended. This is lipstick on a pig, feel go, lip service, and political move. Where are you going to get the money from $$$, the wall? How about funding the GI bill and college education for all. The GI bill (1940’s) was the biggest boost in the economy and is what made America great, that is why countries like China and other countries dumb so mush money in to education and infrastructure, but then (1940), the rich were paying about 90% taxes and average person was paying about 20 - 25 %. Now the rich pay 15% or less and the American Middle class pays 40%. We are not in vesting in the future of America.
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    We need a program to give veterans preferential treatment for business loans. Teach them how to create a business plan and help mentor them into small business ownership.
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    We should be doing everything possible with providing good career opportunities to our veterans and STEM is a good starting point.
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    There are already numerous programs supporting veterans. There’s a better program scheduled to go into effect in August 2019. Don’t waste money on this one.
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    The pending legislation to address this matter seems the better proposal and this bill would only duplicate those efforts. Do not advance this bill.
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    Just another program to waste money. I’m all for everything we can do for veterans but this does NOTHING but find someone for worthless research.
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    Only anti-military Democrats would not support this bill. As we have seen throughout history and especially the last administration, Democrats would love nothing more than to dismantle our military, ICE and law enforcement. They also want to deny every American their second Amendment rights. It’s so obvious what their overall plan is which is to turn our country into a communistic ruled country.
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    We already have GI bill extension come on board soon so let’s not waste more money until we need too
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    Our Veterans need better care and the Federal government needs to stop treating them like they are pawns to be thrown away. They pay the ultimate sacrifice, they should be rewarded with the ability to move into a decent to good field of work with the resources to help equip them for that field. Many of our current servicemen and women enter the military service for two reasons: 1) a sense of honor and commitment to this country or their family has a long history of serving; 2) the family cannot support sending their children to a college and the military is the next best thing to get a decent education while serving the country. In the latter situation, colleges and universities help students find a good profession to move their students into, while the military should do the same. Veterans should be supported more and that is one of the most important aspects the Federal government is supposed to provide.
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    We should help vets and non vets alike.
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    The barriers that prevent veterans from breaking into STEM careers need to be torn down! Extra support is needed to help them get the full educational opportunities that are afforded to others.
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    Just more Republican bullshit
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    Homage to service should be good
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    If the extension of the GI bill will promote STEM fields and careers, is an additional bill necessary?
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    We already have a bill going into effect in August that does this. This is just our wasteful government stealing out money and pretending to get things done. Shame.
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    If 2.5 million STEM jobs are going unfilled in any given year, we should support a bill that gives STEM training to anybody, but especially veterans who have sacrificed already for this country.
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