February 8, 2012
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) joined the Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus, a bipartisan coalition designed to help veterans find employment.
“Increasing employment in Nevada is my number one priority, especially when it comes to veterans. This caucus is an example of what can get done when partisanship stops and Congress comes together to help our nation’s veterans. The men and women of our Armed Forces have made significant sacrifices on our behalf and we must do all that we can to help them find employment,” said Senator Dean Heller.
Heller is joined by Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Jon Tester (D-MT) on the Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus. Heller was a cosponsor of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act, which provides a tax credit of up to $9,600 to employers who hire unemployed veterans. The VOW Act also gives funding for programs that provide on-the-job training and employment assistance to veterans. The act was signed into law on November 21, 2011.