January 10, 2013 - U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, speaking to the Montana Legislature on Thursday, said he’s declaring a “war on veteran unemployment” and will be pushing legislation to help veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan get jobs.
Baucus, a Democrat, said the first bill he introduces in the new Congress will coordinate federal efforts to help veterans find work and make it easier for vets to transfer their military skills to the civilian world.
“If you’re certified to operate as a mechanic in Kabul (Afghanistan), you ought to be certified in Billings without having to jump through hoops,” he said to enthusiastic applause from state lawmakers.
Baucus, Montana’s senior U.S. senator, addressed a joint session of the Montana House and Senate in the House chambers at the state Capitol. Gov. Steve Bullock and other statewide elected officials also attended the speech. read more>>>