Statement on the VOW to Hire Heroes Act

 ·, Press Release

Washington, DC - This morning, the President signed the recently-passed VOW to Hire Heroes Act, which among other things, provides a tax credit to employers who hire veterans.  Richard Allen Smith, Afghanistan Veteran and Vice Chairman of, said in a statement:

"Enactment of the VOW Act in the Senate is a very encouraging sign for veterans who are struggling in this economy.  Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, in particular, face a 12 percent unemployment rate - 3 points higher than the general public.  We're pleased that the President has signed this bill, which he proposed long-ago, and we're taking steps to put veterans back to work."

Founded in 2006,  and backed by over 100,000 members, the mission of is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home. also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives. is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world - with force when necessary - to protect America.  While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America.

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