Washington, D.C. - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after President Obama announced the Veterans Jobs Corps:
“We know that the single best action we can take to support our troops and veterans is creating jobs. Those who have bravely served our nation in uniform are highly-skilled and they have demonstrated enormous leadership; today President Obama laid out the details of his proposal to put our veterans to work protecting and rebuilding America, and provide them with tools needed to start small businesses. The Veterans Jobs Corps will ensure that our veterans are at the front of the line when it comes to hiring in our local communities.
“Today's announcement by the President is just the latest action by Democrats to open the door to job opportunities for those who have worn our nation's uniform. Last year, we were proud to pass the ‘VOW to Hire Heroes Act,' which combines a key component of President Obama's jobs bill with a related, bipartisan initiative to boost employment opportunities for veterans.
“On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.”