Hoeven: Honor Our Veterans For Their Service, Sacrifices

Senator Thanks AMVETS for Work in Support of North Dakota Veterans

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today said our nation should honor the sacrifices and service of our nation’s veterans by helping them to build good futures.  The senator spoke this morning at the AMVETS State Convention and thanked the organization for their work on behalf of the state’s veterans. 

“Our veterans and service members have invested in our country’s future, and we owe it to them to help them to build good futures for themselves and their families,” said Hoeven. “We owe the preservation of our freedoms to these men and women, and we should honor their sacrifices by supporting them before, during and after their service.  AMVETS does a tremendous job of doing that, and we thank you for your work on behalf of veterans in North Dakota and across the U.S.”

As a member of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, the senator is worked to sustain the nation’s commitment to quality care for veterans. This week, the subcommittee passed a funding package that includes provisions for a range of veterans’ services, including funding to improve care for veterans in rural areas, for programs to help homeless veterans and to help eliminate the backlog on VA claims.

With Senator Hoeven’s support, the Senate passed the Vow to Hire Heroes Act last November. This legislation, which is currently being implemented, provides unemployed veterans with additional job training and assistance, as well as a hiring tax credit to businesses to help veterans find employment after their service.

Hoeven is also a member of the Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus, a group of senators committed to the hiring of veterans or their family members. Earlier this year, the caucus started the “I Hire Veterans” initiative to help reduce the number of unemployed veterans and encourage employers to hire veterans.