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Maloney calls on Congress to pass his veterans jobs act


Orange County Executive Neuhaus, a Navy Reserve officer, supports Maloney's legislation

NEWBURGH – Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY18) Saturday called on House members to pass his Wounded Warrior Employment Improvement Act. The bill would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve job training and rehabilitation for veterans with service-connected disabilities.

Speaking at Mount Saint Mary’s College in Newburgh, Maloney said his legislation would reduce unemployment among disabled vets by requiring the VA to reduce caseloads, increase enrollment in education programs, and implement a new training program for staff working with wounded warriors.

“It is unacceptable that the brave men and women who sacrifice so much in service to our country are returning home from battle only to struggle to find a job,” Maloney said. “We must make these commonsense reforms to the VA’s key employment program to support these wounded warriors and ensure our highly skilled veterans secure employment upon their return to civilian life.”

Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus, a MSMC graduate and Navy Reserve officer, supports the measuring saying the government should do all it can to support veterans.


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