Defense Act Includes Beefed Up Transition Program

From her perch on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., scored a win this week as her proposal to help active duty personnel leaving the military enter the civilian workforce was included in the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which was signed into law on Monday.

The NDAA includes a proposal from Murphy, U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich., and U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla. Back in February, Murphy unveiled the “Better Access to Technical Training, Learning, and Entrepreneurship (BATTLE) for Servicemembers Act” which, she and the cosponsors insist, “will better prepare departing servicemembers to attend college, learn a technical trade, or start a small business.” Murphy was the chief sponsor while Bergman and Curbelo cosponsored the legislation.

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