Forty Senate Republicans voted against this legislation that would have created 20,000 jobs for veterans on September 19, and then quickly and quietly left town.
The bill would have increased hiring and job training for veterans over the next five years, with a focus on jobs restoring and protecting our public lands. Actually, the bill won the majority of US Senate votes. Fifty-eight senators (including five republicans) voted in favor of extending job opportunities to veterans. Unfortunately, procedural rules in the Senate required sixty votes to move this bill forward. It fell two short.
Our own Senator Toomey was one of the forty. So much for supporting our troops. Please remember him.
Pat Ross, Adjutant
American Legion Post 135