Jobs Bill for Vets Gets Strong Support in Congress

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Congress is getting ready to send President Obama a bill aimed at helping unemployed veterans.

The bill would be the first item from his proposed jobs plan to reach his desk.

The House planned to vote on the legislation Wednesday and appeared likely to give it overwhelming support. Last Thursday, the Senate voted its approval by 95-0.

The measure would give generous tax breaks to companies that hire veterans, amounting up to $9,600 for disabled vets who have looked for work for more than half a year.

The size of the credit would be based on the worker's salary and how long the worker was unemployed.

It will also beef up job training programs for vets, improve job counseling for troops before leaving the military, and provide an additional year of job services for disabled veterans.

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