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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement from the President on Senate Vote in Favor of Tax Credits to Help Get Veterans Back to Work

Today, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate did the right thing and passed tax credits that will encourage businesses to hire America’s veterans.  Tomorrow, our nation will commemorate Veterans Day and honor the service and the sacrifice of all who have worn the uniform of the United States of America.  No veteran who fought for our nation should have to fight for a job when they come home, and I urge the House to pass these tax credits as well so I can sign them into law.  I also urge Congress to pass additional jobs proposals in the weeks ahead to help the millions of other Americans who are still looking for work.