Statement from Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell on the Passage of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act
Washington DC – Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act—legislation that will put veterans to work, create jobs for America’s men and women in uniform, and strengthen our nation’s economy:
“Today I voted in favor of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act. Our service men and women put their lives on the line every day to defend our free society. They deserve the opportunity for good jobs and decent wages once returning home. The VOW to Hire Heroes Act will help America in fulfilling its commitment to provide the benefits our men and women in uniform have earned.
We as Americans can now welcome our service men and women back into our communities as workers, small business owners and entrepreneurs. We must serve our service members as well as they have served us.”
The VOW to Hire Heroes Act is part of President Obama’s American Jobs Act. The bill would expand employment opportunities for our veterans by creating Hiring Heroes and Wounded Warriors tax credits to encourage businesses to hire returning service members and those with service-related disabilities. It also incorporates proposals to boost hiring for veterans and provide them with the training they need to find a job in civilian life.
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