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Senate Democrats Introduce Jobs Bill to Put Veterans Back to Work

This week, the Senate will take up The VOW To Hire Veterans Act, a jobs bill that would help put unemployed veterans back to work.

The legislation, announced by Democratic senators Patty Murray (WA), Debbie Stabenow (MI), and Jon Tester (MT), combines a key component of President Obama’s jobs plan with a bipartisan initiative to boost veterans’ employment opportunities.

The unemployment rate among veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan is more than 12 percent, which is higher than the national average.

Nevada Senator Harry Reid took to the Senate floor today to urge Senate Republicans to support the bill.

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