Ending the Sequester's Impact on Veterans


WHEREAS, that the federal sequester will impact up to 150,000 veterans in California who are served through the Department of Labor's Veterans Transition Assistance Program;

WHEREAS, that the federal Jobs for Veterans State Grants Program would also experience cuts, which results in a reduction in the capacity to serve tens of thousands of veterans in their efforts to find civilian employment in California;

WHEREAS, that from 2011-2016 the White House projects that over one million service members will exit the armed forces and enter the private sector stressing the need for a reinvigorated veteran's job program;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the United States Congress reverse the egregious effects of the sequestration, which adversely and disproportionately affects veterans and harms the recovery of the United States economy by: 

1. Expeditiously reversing the effects of the sequestration that began on April 1st, 2013 by restoring funding to all   affected entities;

2. Passing the President's American Jobs Act that will introduce a new Returning Heroes Tax Credit for firms that hire unemployed veterans, as well as the Wounded Warrior Tax Credit, that will benefit employers who hire veterans with service-connected injuries; and,

3.Developing and funding new plans to employ veterans throughout the State of California and the United States of America.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, that copies of this resolution be transmitted to all members of the California Democratic Congressional delegation and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. 

Sponsored by: The CDP Veterans Caucus


Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its November 2013 Executive Board Meeting
Westin Hotel, Millbrae
November 24, 2013








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