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  •  Wanna Get a Tad More Pissed.......... (7+ / 0-)
    Veterans’ Day: Veterans Job Bill, NOT!

    Surprised, Not, as the Senate Veterans Affairs last committee hearing was this: "Joint Hearing on the legislative presentation of The American Legion on September 21 2011", and the next scheduled since is that: Hearing: "VA Mental Health Care: Addressing Wait Times and Access to Care" coming up on November 10 2011, while two wars continue. The House Veterans Affairs has held some hearing, most not related to extremely pressing issues and some pointedly held to lay blame on the agency they are required to fully fund, as the peoples representatives, and have obstructed, especially when controlled by tepubs, now for decades but especially the past decade whether in control or not!

    Senator: Jobs bill won’t pass by Veterans Day

    Nov 4, 2011 - The leader of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee conceded Friday what had already become obvious: Congress will not pass a veterans’ employment bill by Veterans Day.

    Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the committee chairwoman, said a compromise bill taking some ideas from the House, Senate and White House is being introduced in the Senate and will come up for a vote next week. If the Senate passes the measure — not a certainty — the bill would then go to the House, which has next week off and won’t return until Nov. 14 or 15.

    Because of the schedule, Murray said it will be “impossible to pass by Veterans’ Day.”

    Aides tried to paint this as a scheduling problem rather than a controversy, believing the deal that has been struck ultimately will be approved by the House and Senate. read more>>>

    They, like the country they represent, stay stuck on the mentality of the magnetic ribbons of 'support' using words of same only!

    CCR:"If you're a torturer, be careful in your travel plans. It's a slow process for accountability, but we keep going."

    by jimstaro on Mon Nov 07, 2011 at 06:01:14 AM PST

    •  President - Jobs Act - Veterans Jobs Initiatives (2+ / 0-)
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      llbear, BlackSheep1
      By the Numbers: 500,000

      November 07, 2011 - President Obama believes that no veteran should have to fight for a job after fighting for our nation overseas. That’s why he’s introduced a host of new tools to help connect veterans to jobs in the civilian workforce, including the Veterans Job Bank, which has more than 500,000 job listings with private sector employers looking to hire vets.

      To launch the Veterans Job Bank, the Obama Administration partnered with leading job search companies to create a new, easy-to-use online service that enables employers to “tag” job postings for veterans. The tool gives users the ability to search for jobs from thousands of military-friendly employers worldwide based on keyword, military occupation code (MOC) and/or location.

      Nearly 3 million service members have transitioned back to civilian life, and a million more will join them over the next five years as we end the war in Iraq and wind down the war in Afghanistan. These service members have mastered skills and leadership abilities they couldn’t have learned in any ordinary classroom, and have tremendous talents to offer our nation’s businesses.

      President Obama knows we can’t wait to help these heroes and their families. Other initiatives to help get them back to work include:


      The Returning Heroes and Wounded Warrior Tax Credits, two pieces of the American Jobs Act that provide tax credits to businesses that hire veterans.

          My Next Move for Veterans, an online tool that helps veterans match their skills with civilian careers that will put their experience to use

          The Veterans Gold Card, which provides personalized case management and career counseling at any of the 3,000 One-Stop Career Centers around the country

      "I still believe that all Americans can agree that veterans shouldn’t have to fight for a job once they’ve come home from the fight overseas. While this Administration has been fighting for veterans every day, this week we will commemorate and celebrate Veterans Day. In that spirit, I hope Congress can come together and do the right thing by our nation’s veterans. Together, these initiatives and the tax credits will lower veteran unemployment by increasing hiring, improving resources for veterans to translate their military skills for the civilian workforce, and providing veterans with new tools to aid their search for jobs."

      Coupled with the one I posted above, speaks volumes!

      CCR:"If you're a torturer, be careful in your travel plans. It's a slow process for accountability, but we keep going."

      by jimstaro on Mon Nov 07, 2011 at 10:23:23 AM PST

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