Press release: Udall talks veterans jobs bill

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today ahead of Veterans Day about the VOW to Hiring Heroes Act being considered on the Senate Floor. He also discussed his bill to help veterans impacted by toxic fumes from open-air burn pits. Udall’s legislation would create a registry to help identify, inform and get care to affected veterans. For the audio, click here.

Below is a timeline of Senator Udall’s remarks:

00:00 – Udall opens the conversation by highlighting the legislation on the Senate floor to help vets transition their specialized skills to civilian jobs and also give employers new tax credits for hiring unemployed veterans. In addition, Udall discussed his Open Burn Pit Registry Act introduced last week with bipartisan support.

04:27 – Udall responds to questions from reporters.