Rep. Nita Lowey, veterans rally in Rockland for federal Job Corps bill
NEW CITY — Veterans were a focus in Rockland on Tuesday as supporters urged passage of a jobs bill to help put thousands of men and women who served their country to work.
Calling the 12.1 percent unemployment rate for new veterans an “embarrassment,” Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Harrison, called for support for the Veterans Job Corps initiative.
The proposal, pitched by President Barack Obama in his 2012 State of the Union address, calls for the creation of 20,000 jobs for veterans who would rebuild and repair local infrastructure.
“Caring for our veterans is a sacred responsibility,” Lowey said. “For our veterans, who sacrificed for our nation, we must ensure they have access to education, job training and an easier transition to civilian life.” Read More.
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We are so fortunate to be represented by Nita Lowey in the United States Congress. Nita is well respected by her colleagues and works to foster working relationships with congressional representatives from all political parties. She understands the issues our communities and our country face and acts on them in an intelligent and responsible way. Her office door is always open to personally discuss our concerns and problems and to assure that they are dealt with in a positive manner. I am very proud to call Nita Lowey my Congresswoman.