Former Congressman; Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training
Michael Michaud served as Congressman for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District from 2003 to 2015, when President Obama nominated Michaud to become the Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training, which prepares America’s Veterans and separating Service Members for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.
While in Congress, he was the ranking member on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. In his tenure as Chairman of the Health Subcommittee of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee he was an advocate for expanding healthcare benefits for Veterans. He worked on legislation to provide scholarships for returning Service Members, co-sponsored legislation to provide tax credits for employers who hire Veterans, and combated Veteran homelessness. He has also worked with the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) on many projects including a scholarship foundation for children of soldiers killed in active duty, an expansion of VA care in rural Maine, and a major increase in VA funding.