Congressman Vines the Submission of His First BillBy: Josh Wolford - February 26, 2013
For a U.S. Congressperson, simply using Twitter or Facebook (or even Instagram) to detail their daily activities to the American public is so yesterday.
Freshman Representative Mark Takano (D, CA) has just submitted his very first bill, and he’s just posted a Vine video of the process:
Submitting my first bill! vine.co/v/bgVTnHx6rLi
— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) February 26, 2013
The bill Rep. Takano just submitted is called the VetSuccess Enhancement Act. It looks to extend the Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ Rehabilitation & Education VetSuccess program eligibility period by 5 years.
“Nearly every veterans group I’ve talked to, including the Disabled American Veterans, the Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, all said that the 12 year eligibility period for the VetSuccess program was a significant road block for our heroes. The VetSuccess Enhancement Act removes that road block by extending that eligibility by five years. I’m proud to make it the first bill I will introduce in Congress and look forward to it becoming law,” said Takano.
The VetSuccess program helps injured veterans find and maintain employment.