Article by Kevin Derby, Sunshine State News reporter
Excerpt from the Article:
On Tuesday, the U.S. House overwhelmingly passed U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn’s, R-Fla., bill to usher more veterans into the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
Last month, Dunn unveiled the “Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act” which would make the National Science Foundation (NSF) “develop a veterans outreach plan and publish data on veterans’ participation in its annual ‘Indicators’ report.” Dunn’s legislation also reforms several NSF scholarship and grants to help more veterans. The bill also would have the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy research strategies that will increase the number of veterans working in the STEM fields.
“In the next five years, more than one million members of the U.S. Armed Forces will leave the military and transition to civilian life. Our nation’s veterans deserve every opportunity to succeed and this important legislation will connect veterans with educational and job opportunities in the STEM fields,” Dunn said.
“By having veterans fill these 21st century jobs, we will continue to keep America on the cutting edge of innovation," Dunn added. “commend Chairman Smith’s leadership on this issue and his continued support of our veterans.”