Kaiser Health Tracking Poll taken after the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the heart of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) finds a majority of Americans (56 percent) now say they would like to see the law’s detractors stop their efforts to block its implementation and move on to other national problems.
And the Senate has told the House one bill they should work on … a jobs bill designed to help veterans as they seek work in the civilian workplace. There are many occupational career fields in the armed forces that can easily translate to a civilian counterpart; however, they are not licensed or certified to perform the comparable job in the civilian workforce, thus hindering chances for immediate civilian employment and delaying career advancement.
On March 27, 2012, Senator Amy Klobuchar (along with Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) introduced S. 2239 – Veteran Skills to Jobs Act of 2012 … and after appropriate committee review and amendment, the Senate approved this legislation on June 29th.
This is a commonsense proposal that the Senate has approved … now it’s up to the House to act. Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN-01) is now pushing H.R. 4155 Veterans Skills to Jobs Act, … with the bi-partisan support from Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA-19).
The House has plenty of other legislation that it could be working on but on Wednesday, July 11th, the House is scheduled to vote (again) on repealing the Affordable Care Act (aka Romney-care … err ObamaCare).
Possibly, because they think it will help them this November … but once again the Kaiser Health Poll tells a different story
Solid majorities of voters of every political stripe say the decision won’t impact whether or not they vote this November – though Republicans are more likely than Democrats (31 percent compared to 18 percent) to say the result makes them more likely to turn out.
House Members like to attack the Senate for not approving legislation that it has approved … well, every day that legislation addressing Veterans Skills to Jobs is delayed, needlessly impacts our veterans who deserve to be recognized for their skills developed during their military time and given every opportunity to become fully employed.