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Oversight Hearing on "American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Veterans"
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Oversight Hearing on:

  • "American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Veterans"

Member Statements:

The Honorable Doug Lamborn
Subcommittee Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:


Ms. Mary Pletcher
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Capital and Diversity
Department of the Interior

Mr. Douglas L. Smith
President and CEO
Little Red Services Inc. (LRS)
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Michael Nasche
Veterans Outreach and Engagement Specialist
Baker Hughes Inc.
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Chris Haslinger
Director of Training
United Association of Journeymen and
Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting
Industry of the United States and Canada
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Nat Kreamer
Chief Executive Officer
Clean Power Finance
(Truth in Testimony Form)


This hearing will focus on the well-paying job opportunities that await our nation’s veterans in the American energy renaissance. Unemployment in America has been too high for far too long - especially those who have served our country in the years since the attacks on September 11th, 2001. With the military expecting to separate over one million service members over the next several years, there is no doubt that America’s booming energy sector holds great promise for many of America’s veterans looking to transition into the private sector and achieve well-paying jobs.

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