House Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program and House Gold Star Family Fellowship Program: Background Information [Updated June 15, 2021] [open pdf - 493KB]
From the Document: "The House Wounded Warrior Program was established in 2008 by the leadership of the House of Representatives and the Committee on House Administration. According to House publications from that time, the goal of the program is to assist wounded veterans in the transition to the civilian workforce and to 'make the House a model for other federal, state and municipal agencies to employ these talented, patriotic Americans to whom we are all greatly indebted'[.] [...] The program provides two-year paid fellowships within the House of Representatives for disabled veterans. Fellows may work in House Member offices either in Washington, DC, or in district offices, with the majority located in district offices. The specific job duties may vary by office and are determined by the Member, although many fellows serve as caseworkers in district offices and focus on military and veterans' issues. The program is operated through the House of Representatives Chief Administrative Officer's (CAO's) office. Funding for fellows' salaries is separate from office budgets provided to Members through the Members' Representational Allowance (MRA). Fellows do not count against the employment ceiling for Member offices. Employment beyond the two-year fellowship is not guaranteed, although some fellows have transitioned to full time employment with the House. The program provides up to 120 two-year fellowships."
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