RENO, NV — Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) took part in a roundtable discussion with student veterans at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). The Senator discussed her bipartisan Hire Student Veterans Act, legislation she introduced earlier this year.
“Our veterans have served our country proudly and deserve all the resources available to them to find pathways towards gainful employment,” said Senator Rosen. “I am honored to represent our heroes in Congress, and I appreciate having the chance to speak with our student veterans to hear their needs. I was also grateful for the opportunity to discuss my bipartisan Hire Student Veterans Act, my first piece of legislation in the Senate, aimed at helping our student veterans get the assistance they need to find good-paying jobs in a career they’re passionate about. I will continue to work to make sure we’re doing everything possible in Congress to help them through their educational journey.”
“We appreciate everything Senator Rosen has done to help student veterans,” said A’keia Sanders, President of Wolf Pack Vets. “Her legislation will provide incentives for businesses to hire student vets and help them find employment in their fields of study.”
BACKGROUND: Earlier this year, Senator Rosen introduced her bipartisan Hire Student Veterans Act (S. 537), legislation to expand the existing Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to ensure that all student veterans using their GI benefits can take advantage of valuable paid internships or work opportunities while in school.
Over 200,000 veterans live in Nevada, including nearly 5,500 student veterans.