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So a -- at what is this idea.
I -- this is of bill that's been introduced by senator Michael Bennet of Colorado and if past.
It will help veterans returning from -- Iraq and Afghanistan find a job because.
Even though the members of our military do make up 1% of our population.
They're unemployment rate is also much higher than the national average the -- being proposed by senator Bennett addresses that problem.
With the creation of a national veterans foundation.
Senator Bennett says it would be similar to our national parks foundation and would provide -- -- to communities to get the public and private sector working together.
And half in essence a clearinghouse for jobs and assistance.
Really came from the vets themselves who were saying that we know better than anybody else.
That there are plenty of people -- want to help corvettes but we're not very well coordinated.
And we would like.
Structures that don't reinvent the wheel here but would allow us to coordinate ourselves better and that's who we're gonna try to do that the federal level.
-- you can imagine when this was announced there was surprises something like this wasn't already on the books but with -- hand over in Iraq it's become much more urgent back to you the senator we heard him talk about not reinventing the will is there a model in place already to base this on.
There is there's a fairly new program in Colorado Springs that the bill has been modeled after now that city is home.
25 major military installations and they have launched their what's called -- network of care.
For veterans organizers say it will help those returning to not only find employment but other services as well Charlotte -- -- husband served for deployment in Iraq.
-- it's going to that I hope -- -- looking for a job and want to -- But Arafat I have worked with him referred him through if an accurate picture of funny because.
They're filming information there for him to -- and to help him to do you remember or.
To complete that -- -- get things done and let's look at this site because there's always got on there that's updating.
Now that's more of a test case in Colorado Springs it is a work in progress for the senators' offices watching closely back -- you -- right let's have this works -- making up one quarter of our homeless are veterans is unacceptable.
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