Legislation aimed at improving job opportunities for veterans – See more at: http://riponadvance.com/stories/510545308-legislation-aimed-at-improving-job-opportunities-for-veterans#sthash.R8txsa1A.dpufon May 18th, 2015 at 11:34 am
During her weekly press conference with Republican leadership on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) discussed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation that includes a number of provisions to ensure veterans can secure and retain good-paying jobs.
“One issue I discussed with veterans (at the recent Veterans Resource Fair in Eastern Kansas) really struck a nerve with me,” Jenkins said. “Our veterans and our heroes are still struggling with getting good-paying jobs. The unemployment rate for the overall civilian population may be going down, but the unemployment rate for veterans is still well above the average. That’s unacceptable and something we have to address.”