Press Release ● Defense and National Security
For Immediate Release: 
November 10, 2011
Contact Info: 

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Senate passed the VOW to Hire Heroes Act:

"Today’s Senate vote shows that, when Republicans work together with Democrats, we can make real progress on job creation. This legislation, which passed by a strong bipartisan vote of 95-0, is particularly important because it will increase opportunities for our returning veterans to find work and make it easier for businesses to tap into their experience and skills. I call on Republican leaders in the House to join with Democrats in this same spirit of unity and allow us to send this legislation to the President for his signature. When we mark Veterans Day tomorrow, let us offer our wounded warriors and returning heroes more than gratitude – let us show them Congress is ready to take action to help them transition into civilian jobs."