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Wednesday – Assembly Committees to Consider Issues Facing Women Veterans

Women and Children & Military and Veterans’ Affairs Panels to Hear Testimony; Military and Veterans’ Affairs to Also Consider Legislation

(TRENTON) – The Assembly Women and Children Committee and the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee will meet jointly Wednesday to consider issues facing women veterans. The Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee will also consider legislation.
The hearing is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday in Committee Room 11 on the 4th Floor of the State House Annex in Trenton.
Audio of the hearing will be streamed live at:
The committees will receive testimony on issues such as the creation of a website for women veterans that would include information on legal rights, veteran benefits, medical resources, educational resources, tuition assistance and transition services.
They will also consider testimony on establishment of a program to provide transportation assistance to women veterans attending counseling programs.
In addition, the committees will consider testimony from state colleges and universities concerning pathways to higher education for veterans.
The Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee will also meet separately immediately after the joint hearing. The following bills will be considered:

Lampitt Establishes program to provide assistance to qualified veterans in in-patient and out-patient treatment programs to travel to counseling programs in State.
Lampitt Requires Adjutant General to create informational webpage for female veterans.