Bill to aid unemployed veterans passes House
November 16th, 2011
06:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Bill to aid unemployed veterans passes House

Washington (CNNMoney) - The House passed a bill on Wednesday to help unemployed veterans seeking jobs as well as federal contractors facing a new tax burden in 2013.

The House voted 422 to 0 on Wednesday to pass the first and, so far, only piece of President Obama's jobs package to get out of Congress. The Senate passed the bill with 95 senators voting unanimously last week.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. willie floyd

    Was it not first reported that the senate vote was 94 to 1 with Jim Demint voting no??

    November 16, 2011 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  2. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Stop the press! The republicans actually came to the table and agreed to something??

    November 16, 2011 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  3. James B

    One piece of legislation to put Americans back to work...this Republican led House of Representatives better enjoy today, because next November they are going to get voted out of office en masse.

    November 16, 2011 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  4. Keith in Austin

    Hey Libbies! Look what the Party of No passed today!

    November 16, 2011 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  5. Squigman

    It would be a blessing if all who desire work, could find work. Once there was a time when unemployment was low, and the states were flush with money. Then came Bush. End of story.

    November 16, 2011 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |