"Before I conclude the subject of public justice I cannot omit to mention the obligations this country is under, to that meritorious class of veteran non-commissioned officers and privates who have been discharged for inabilit... Nothing could be a more melancholy and distressing sight, than to behold those who have shed their blood or lost their limbs in the service of their country..." - George Washington

The Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity has legislative, oversight, and investigative jurisdiction over the education of veterans, employment and training of veterans, vocational rehabilitation, veterans' housing programs, readjustment of servicemembers to civilian life, and servicemembers civil relief.