Measure seeks to aid veteran entrepreneurship initiative

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) recently touted the benefits of legislation that seeks to aid transitioning service members with entrepreneurship.

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Williams, chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, recently joined U.S. Reps. Brad Schneider (D-IL), Jake Ellzey (R-TX), and Morgan McGarvey (D-KY) in detailing the effort to authorize the Boots to Business (B2B) program.

“After dedicating their lives to protect the freedom of all Americans, it is critical we give our veterans the tools and resources to be successful when transitioning to civilian life,” Williams said. “Veterans are natural leaders, with the dedication necessary to thrive in the private sector with the right training. I am proud to have had the opportunity to work with my colleagues on this bipartisan legislation to improve the Boots to Business program.”

Schneider said the nation’s veterans have served honorably and deserve support amid transitioning from military to civilian life.

“Many of the leadership, problem-solving, and communications skills learned in the armed forces translate well to entrepreneurial and business success,” Schneider said. “The Boots to Business program does crucial work helping veterans start and grow businesses, and I’m proud to work with colleagues from both sides of the aisle to ensure this program can continue serving veterans in our communities.”

Ellzey said the Boots to Business program would help veterans translate the skills acquired during their years of service into tools needed to be successful in civilian life.