With Veterans Day approaching, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, the Ranking Democrat on the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, released a fact sheet outlining the economic challenges faced by veterans.
The report shows that American veterans who served after September 11, 2001, experienced a 50 percent drop in their unemployment rate over the past four years, but the youngest among them still struggles with high unemployment, poverty and homelessness.
“I’m proud to represent 18,481 veterans,” said Maloney. “These men and women have sacrificed their family lives, their health, and their peace of mind to defend democracy and keep the nation safe. They have experienced pain and horrors that the rest of us could never imagine. We owe it to these courageous men and women to ensure they have good jobs when they return home and to protect them from poverty and homelessness.”
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