Sep 19, 2012

Bill to create Veterans Job Corps Obstructed by Republicans in Senate
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Republican procedural objection blocks Obama initiative.  

“They’re going to kill it on a technicality,” Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), one of the bill’s co-sponsors, said on the floor before the vote. “That’s the bottom line here. That’s what’s going on here, and it’s sad.”

Nelson said Republican opposition stemmed from refusal to support an initiative that originated in the White House. The corps, loosely based on the Civilian Conservation Corps created during the Great Depression, would put veterans to work on preserving and restoring federal, state and local lands.

There will be no opportunity to re-introduce the bill until next year, 2013.

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