Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tepublicans Shelve Senate Vets Job Corps Bill {UpDated}

Vets job corps bill shelved after falling short in Senate vote
19 September 2012 - The Senate shelved a veterans employment bill Wednesday after Republicans raised concerns the measure could add to the national deficit without offering real help for out-of-work veterans.

The bill fell two votes short during a procedural motion, with every Senate Democrat backing the bill along with five Republican senators and two Independents joining them. Democrats and veterans advocates had been lobbying for its passage, and called Republican opposition to the proposal shameful.

“At a time when one in four young veterans are unemployed, Republicans should have been able, for just this once, to put aside the politics of obstruction and to help these men and women provide for their families,” said Senate Veterans Affairs Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash.

The legislation would have funded a proposal by President Barack Obama to create a veterans jobs corps, spending $1 billion on programs and grants to put former servicemembers to work as police officers, emergency response personnel and park rangers. read more>>>

Related Backlinks
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) - Filibusters Bill

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) - Delays Vote on Bill

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Ok) - NOT Talking about Military Troops nor Veterans but Congressional Reps

To Veterans' That Still Vote That (R)


This Vet not Surprised, Brother 'Nam Vet McCain votes against Veterans and Jobs:

Senate Republicans Just Enraged A Lot Of US Veterans
Senator John McCain, of all people, opted to vote no on the bill. McCain's vote is especially odd since just a week ago he released letters from the CEOs of a dozen giant defense conglomerates appealing to Congress to avoid defense cuts. McCain's reasoning to circumvent sequestration cuts was under the oft-flexed auspicouses of "supporting our troops," maintaining a "strong military," and, of all things, not losing more American jobs. read more>>>

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