Today, the Senate will vote on two more pieces of the American Jobs Act—the Returning Heroes and Wounded Warrior Tax Credits. The measures would help get veterans back to work by offering a tax credit of up to $5,600 per veteran to businesses that hire unemployed veterans and a credit of up to $9,600 per veteran for companies that hire veterans with a service-connected disability.
With 850,000 veterans currently unemployed and over 1 million more servicemembers returning home over the next five years as we wind down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we can’t wait to take action.
The President launched new resources on Monday to help veterans find work, but we still need Congress to act. Tweet your senators today to urge them to pass the American Jobs Act tax credits for hiring veterans.