Hire More Veterans at the VA
Current Status: FulfilledAs of
"The more veterans we have working at the VA, the better the VA will be. They understand the unique challenges facing their community. To increase the number of veterans hired by the VA, this plan will add an additional 5 points to the qualifying scores of veterans applying for VA jobs."
- Trump campaign press release, September 7, 2016
Curiously, this specific promise was missing from the Trump campaign's official position statement on veterans affairs reform.
In August 2017, Trump signed S. 114 - the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 - into law. Although not done in a way as originally promised, the act directs the VA to establish a program for hiring recently discharged military medical personnel.