Washington, D.C. – President Donald Trump took a major step yesterday to support veterans and military spouses by signing the Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act.
President Trump: “This has been long in the making.”
“It’s a big deal,” the President said from the Oval Office. “The bill directs the National Science Foundation to work with other federal agencies to expand veteran eligibility for STEM-related programs and encourages veteran participation in these critical fields.”
The Trump Administration has made caring for our brave veterans a top priority:
- With VA accountability, over 8,000 underperforming staffers have been replaced by workers who will treat our veterans better. Before President Donald Trump, there was no strong mechanism to punish bad employees and reward great ones.
- With the VA Mission Act, veterans are able to find the best healthcare options available for them—whether it be at VA facilities or community providers.
- With a booming economy, the veteran unemployment rate has hit a record low, and veteran homelessness has dropped by more than 5 percent