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Short Titles as Introduced

Troop Talent Act of 2013

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To ensure that the education and training provided members of the Armed Forces and veterans better assists members and veterans in obtaining civilian certifications and licenses, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

04/26/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

06/26/2013Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
05/08/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
05/06/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
04/26/2013Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/26/2013Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/26/2013Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (103)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Maffei, Daniel B. [D-NY-24]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Gallego, Pete P. [D-TX-23]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-24]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Enyart, William L. [D-IL-12]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Barber, Ron [D-AZ-2]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-1] 05/06/2013
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 05/06/2013
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 05/06/2013
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 05/06/2013
Rep. Hahn, Janice [D-CA-44] 05/06/2013
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 05/06/2013
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 05/06/2013
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 05/06/2013
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 05/06/2013
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 05/06/2013
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 05/06/2013
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 05/06/2013
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 05/06/2013
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 05/08/2013
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 05/08/2013
Rep. Rigell, E. Scott [R-VA-2] 05/08/2013
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 05/08/2013
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 05/08/2013
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 05/08/2013
Rep. Bachmann, Michele [R-MN-6] 05/08/2013
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 05/15/2013
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 05/15/2013
Rep. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI-14] 05/15/2013
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 05/15/2013
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 05/15/2013
Rep. Nugent, Richard B. [R-FL-11] 05/15/2013
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 05/15/2013
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 05/15/2013
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 05/15/2013
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 05/15/2013
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 05/15/2013
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 05/15/2013
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] 05/15/2013
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 05/15/2013
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 05/15/2013
Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] 05/15/2013
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 05/15/2013
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 06/03/2013
Rep. Runyan, Jon [R-NJ-3] 06/03/2013
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen W. [D-HI-1] 06/03/2013
Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5] 06/03/2013
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 06/03/2013
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 06/03/2013
Rep. Negrete McLeod, Gloria [D-CA-35] 06/03/2013
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-22] 06/03/2013
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 06/03/2013
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 06/03/2013
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 06/03/2013
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 06/03/2013
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 06/05/2013
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 06/05/2013
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 06/05/2013
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 06/05/2013
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 06/05/2013
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4] 06/05/2013
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 06/05/2013
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 06/12/2013
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] 06/12/2013
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 06/12/2013
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 06/12/2013
Rep. Murphy, Patrick [D-FL-18] 06/12/2013
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 06/12/2013
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 07/08/2013
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 07/08/2013
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] 08/02/2013
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 09/10/2013
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 09/10/2013
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-3] 09/17/2013
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 09/17/2013
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3] 10/07/2013
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 10/22/2013
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4] 11/12/2013
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 01/09/2014
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 01/31/2014
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] 02/25/2014
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 05/06/2014

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Armed Services04/26/2013 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel05/06/2013 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs04/26/2013 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity05/08/2013 Referred to
06/26/2013 Hearings by

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (04/26/2013)

Troop Talent Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretaries of the military departments, to the maximum extent practicable, to make information on civilian credentialing opportunities available to members of the Armed Forces (members) beginning with, and at every stage of, their training for military occupational specialities, in order to permit such members to: (1) evaluate the extent to which such training correlates with skills and training required for various civilian certifications and licenses, and (2) assess the suitability of such training for obtaining and pursuing such certifications and licenses.

Requires the information made available to: (1) be consistent with the Transition Goals Plans Success program, and (2) include information on the civilian occupational equivalents of military occupational specialties.

Requires such Secretaries to make available to civilian credentialing agencies specified information on the content of military training provided to members.

Allows members or veterans to use educational assistance provided through the Department of Defense (DOD) or the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in pursuit of a civilian certification or license only if the successful completion of a curriculum fully qualifies such student to take the appropriate examination and be certified or licensed to meet any other academic conditions required for entry into that occupation or profession.

Requires the military occupational specialties designated for a military skills to civilian credentialing pilot program under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 to include those specialties relating to the military information technology workforce.

Directs the VA Secretary to reestablish the Professional Certification and Licensure Advisory Committee (under current law, terminated on December 31, 2006). Provides additional Committee duties, including the development of: (1) guidance for audits of licensure and certification programs in order to ensure high-quality education to members and veterans, and (2) a plan to improve outreach to members and veterans on the importance of licensing and certification and the availability of educational benefits.