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Senator Jon Tester’s veterans’ jobs bill passed the Senate today (11-10-11). Tester’s bill will create job opportunities for veterans by: streamlining the transition from military service to civilian work, expanding training opportunities, and providing tax incentives for companies that hire veterans. Tester says Congress has a moral obligation to support the country’s veterans.



Nationally, the unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is over 12 percent. In Montana, that figure rises to over 20 percent.