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House passes Rep Jerry McNerney’s amendment to help veterans

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Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 11:58 pm

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, announced this week that the U.S. House of Representatives has approved an amendment he wrote that would improve job placement assistance for service members leaving the military and returning to civilian life.

McNerney’s amendment to H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act, requires the Department of Defense to ensure civilian employment agencies work with state and county veterans offices, as well as National Guard offices, to help service members find employment upon leaving the military.

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2 comments:

  • Christina Welch posted at 10:14 pm on Sun, Jun 1, 2014.

    Christina Welch Posts: 312

    Great idea, Ed! But, you didn't mention how the visit went. Did you actually get to see McNerney? Was he receptive to your ideas? Whether one believes in his politics or not, he has always seemed to care about veterans, as this amendment seems to indicate. I truly admire you exercising your 1st amendment right to petition the government by going straight to his office! How exciting! Most I've ever done is write a letter. Good for you!!! I'm really curious what it was like.

     
  • Ed Walters posted at 1:19 pm on Sat, May 31, 2014.

    the old dog Posts: 478

    I have paid a visit to the Congressmen to suggest what I believe would put an end or at least help the VA situation by allowing a Vet to seek treatment at their local hospital, and therefore cutting down the need to drive from Jackson or any out lining city or county to French Camp and flooding the system. A plastic card is all that would be needed for making an appointment, treatment and payment, as the payment would be sent on to a revised VA for the payment of the vets treatment. If is sounds to good, it won`t work.

     
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