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Vets groups split on re-employment rights bill

By June 24, 2012

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A House bill that would expand re-employment rights for veterans has divided the nation’s two largest veterans’ organizations, accoding to an Air Force Times story.

The nation’s largest veterans group, the 2.4 million-member American Legion, supports the bill. The nation’s second largest veterans group and the largest for combat veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, opposes it because the 2.1 million-member group fears it could make it harder for National Guard and reserve members to get hired by large companies.

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July 17, 2012 at 9:33 am
(1) Scott Robinett says:

I have seen this divide on other issues (i.e., HR 3167)
http://www.mainebusinessworks.org/veterans/blog/index.cfm/2011/8/25/VetBiz-GI-Bill

My father was a 30 year vet and belonged to both organizations, so I’m trying now to take sides, but seems we may be putting a lot of effort into diminishing returns.

“Retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Drew Davis, executive director of the Reserve Officers Association, said Garamendiís bill would help, but not very much.”

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