Thursday, September 23, 2010

Rep. Bill Owens has issued two House resolutions that would make the veterans law apply to Congress

Military veterans looking for jobs during Capitol Hill’s upcoming hiring rush won’t be able to take advantage of a law designed to help them land government jobs because of resistance in the Senate, House aides tell POLITICO.

The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act is supposed to give military veterans an advantage when they apply for federal jobs, but the law doesn’t apply to legislative branch jobs because Congress never applied the law to itself.

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