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Referred in Senate (07/25/2006)

[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 125 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 125



                             July 25, 2006

      Received and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 Expressing support for the designation and goals of ``Hire a Veteran 
Week'' and encouraging the President to issue a proclamation supporting 
                              those goals.

Whereas the people of the United States have a sincere appreciation and respect 
        for the military personnel who serve in the Armed Forces of the United 
Whereas veterans possess special qualities and skills that make them ideal 
        candidates for employment, but many veterans encounter difficulties in 
        securing employment;
Whereas it would be inconsistent, inconsiderate, and contrary to the economic 
        competitiveness of the United States to neglect the post-military needs 
        of the military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the 
        United States;
Whereas many of the brave men and women who have served the United States so 
        gallantly and selflessly in the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq 
        since September 11, 2001, are beginning to return home to be reunited 
        with their loved ones and will be re-entering the workforce or searching 
        for their first jobs outside of military service; and
Whereas the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Labor, the Office 
        of Personnel Management, and many State and local governments administer 
        veterans programs and have veterans employment representatives both to 
        ensure that veterans receive the services to which they are entitled and 
        to promote employer interest in hiring veterans: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),  
That Congress--
            (1) recognizes the importance of the men and women who have 
        served or who currently serve in the Armed Forces of the United 
            (2) supports the designation of an appropriate week as 
        ``Hire a Veteran Week''; and
            (3) encourages the President to issue a proclamation 
        calling upon employers, labor organizations, veterans service 
        organizations, and Federal, State, and local governmental 
        agencies (including such agencies in the several States, the 
        District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and any 
        other territory or possession of the United States) to lend 
        their support to increase employment of the men and women who 
        have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.

            Passed the House of Representatives July 24, 2006.


                                                 KAREN L. HAAS,


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