Rep. Gina McCabe recognized for her work on veterans legislation

Rep. Gina McCabe has been recognized for her work on veterans legislation by Commanding General Roger Flygare of the Association of Washington Generals.

Flygare presented McCabe with a framed copy of House Bill 2040, her “One Business, One Vet” legislation, that was signed into law by the governor on April 22.

“It is a great honor to be recognized for this legislation, but it is the veterans who should receive recognition and honor for what they do to keep our country safe and protect our freedoms,” said McCabe, R-Goldendale. “I sponsored this legislation to pay it forward and provide more opportunity for them to return to the workforce after serving our country.”

McCabe‘s bill would direct the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), Employment Security, and Department of Commerce to consult with local chambers of commerce, associate development organizations and businesses to initiate a campaign resulting in an increase in veteran employment in Washington.

The campaign may include partnerships with chambers of commerce that result in business owners sharing information on the number of veterans employed with the chambers who then provide this information to DVA.

Participants in the campaign are encouraged to work with the Washington State Military Transition Council and with county veterans’ advisory boards.

House Bill 2040 passed the Legislature unanimously. It was McCabe‘s first bill passed into law. The law takes effect on July 24, 2015.

PHOTO CAPTION: Commanding General Roger Flygare recognizes Rep. Gina McCabe for her work on House Bill 2040, “One Business, One Vet.”


Washington State House Republican Communications