Joint Hearing of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the U.S. Senate and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives at 1:00 p.m. CDT.
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A new report from a congressional watchdog agency questions efforts by the Veterans Affairs Department to reduce sexual assaults in its hospitals and clinics, finding flaws in security and failures to report crimes to higher headquarters.
Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle introduced her first legislation in Congress in response to a study released Tuesday that fond almost 300 sexual assaults have been reported at Veterans Administration facilities nationwide.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate for Iraq- and Afghanistan-era veterans’ increased from 10.9 percent in April to 12.1 percent in May, leaving 232,000 veterans unemployed.
TOMS RIVER -- Rep. Jon Runyan, R-N.J., will host a Veterans Expo on the campus of Ocean County College from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
May employment numbers from the Labor Department show little improvement in the job market, especially for veterans.