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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Gus Co-Sponsors Veteran Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act

July 11, 2011
Bilirakis Blog

Many of the nation's veterans are struggling under oppressive debt, poor credit, and rising unemployment. In fact nearly 1 million veterans are unemployed right now, and nearly one-third of those out of work are Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. For America's heroes, this is not acceptable. These soldiers have upheld their promise to America, now it's time for America to help them.

Gus has co-sponsored the Veteran Opportunity to Work Act (H.R. 2433). This legislation incorporates education, training, protections and eliminates roadblocks in the system to provide veterans with the opportunity to compete in a 21st century economy.

A legislative hearing will be held on July 15, 2011, at 10 a.m.

Watch a video about the legislation here:

To learn more about the VOW Act, please visit: Veterans.House.Gov/Jobs