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NY Congressman Aims To Reform Veterans Affairs' Job Program

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A New York congressman is sponsoring a bipartisan bill to reform the veterans employment program.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has introduced legislation called the Wounded Warrior Employment Improvement Act, to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program. He says such reform would help to lower unemployment among disabled veterans which, according the Wounded Warrior Project’s most recent survey, is nearly 18 percent. In New York, the average veterans unemployment rate was more than 8 percent in 2013. Oklahoma Republican Markwayne Mullin and California Democrat Mark Takano are co-sponsors.

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