The House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill, titled the Boosting Rates of American Veteran Employment Act or 'BRAVE Act.' The BRAVE Act authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to give preferences to companies that employ veterans on a full-time basis in awarding contracts for the procurement of goods and services. The legislation would allow the VA to bar employers who willfully misrepresent the veteran status of employees from contracting with the VA for five or more years. The BRAVE ACT has been referred to the U.S. Committee on Veterans' Affairs for further action. A copy of the BRAVE Act is available on the U.S. Congress website at https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr1382/BILLS-114hr1382eh.pdf.