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The Hiring Heroes Act of 2011

(Washington, D.C.) – May 11, 2011, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee introduced major legislation to help veterans struggling to find work and to address rising unemployment among our nation’s heroes. Senator Murray’s bill, the Hiring Heroes Act of 2011, is the first of its kind to require broad job skills training for all service members returning home and comes at a time when more than one in four veterans aged 20-24 are unemployed. In addition to requiring that each separating service member attend a transition assistance program, the bill will also create new direct federal hiring authority so that more service members have jobs waiting for them the day they leave the military, and will improve veteran mentorship programs in the working world.


New GI Bill

Dec 20 2010 New GI Bill 2.0 by the numbers by Patrick Campbell Last week, the House passed New GI Bill 2.0 (S.3447) by an overwhelming vote of 409-3! New GI Bill 2.0 will now head to the president’s desk for his signature before the New Year.

Don't Ask Don't Tell

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Senate Approves Repeal of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'