Senate Republicans Now Backing VOW to Hire Heroes Act


Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told the Senate this morning that he would be voting FOR the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, giving the nod for other Senate Republicans to support the measure. The act should now pass quickly through the Senate and the House.
According to Paul Suplizio, President of the WOTC Coalition, it’s somewhat unlikely that the legislation will change the current Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program’s expiration date of December 31. We’ll know for sure later this week after legislative language has been written.
In any case, passage will be a strong token of approval for the WOTC program, helping to achieve the needed extension in another bill.  Adding these new incentives to hire unemployed veterans without extending the program would become an obvious farce.
Bottom line, it’s not over until it’s over. And it’s not over.

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