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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

Rep. LaMalfa Supports Bill To Transition Medically-Trained Veterans to Civilian Workforce

May 13, 2016
Press Release
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in support of the Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2015, H.R. 1818. The measure, which passed the House on a vote of 415-1, would assist veterans with military EMT training in obtaining the necessary certifications at the state level to become civilian EMTs.

“One of the biggest challenges our veterans face in transitioning to civilian life is finding a job, even though they’ve gained valuable skills in the military.  Streamlining the licensing process so that medically-trained veterans can rapidly work as EMTs helps both veterans and our communities,” said LaMalfa. “Too many veterans are returning with training and skills that can immediately be put to use, but encounter red tape that causes unreasonable delays. I’ll continue working to find ways to simplify certification requirements so veterans can find work using the tools they already have.”

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.