HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Trump's hiring freeze alr...

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 06:42 PM

Trump's hiring freeze already hurting some of his most loyal supporters: Veterans [View all]

Source: McClatchy Washington Bureau

26 JAN 2017 AT 16:52 ET

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's temporary hiring freeze on federal jobs is disproportionately affecting a group of his most loyal supporters: veterans, who receive preference in federal hiring. Some already have had job interviews canceled or postponed, advocacy groups say.

The hiring freeze also applies to the Department of Veterans Affairs, something that deeply troubles veterans groups and lawmakers, who say the freeze complicates the provision of veterans services by an agency that is chronically understaffed.

"Our nation's veterans should not be made to sacrifice any more than they already have while you review federal hiring," a group of Democratic lawmakers, led by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., wrote in a letter to Trump, urging him to exempt veterans from the freeze, that had 53 signatures as of Thursday morning.

"This freeze raises serious concerns about the president's commitment to veterans and improving the VA," said Paul Rieckhoff, an Iraq War veteran who is the head of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. "Over the past day, countless IAVA members have contacted us concerned about the future of their health care. Job seekers waiting to hear about a hiring determination just had their hope dashed."

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/trumps-hiring-freeze-already-hurting-some-of-his-most-loyal-supporters-veterans/

19 replies, 3042 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 19 replies Author Time Post
Reply Trump's hiring freeze already hurting some of his most loyal supporters: Veterans [View all]
DonViejo Jan 2017 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2017 #1
RazzleCat Jan 2017 #2
djg21 Jan 2017 #3
riversedge Jan 2017 #4
Lucky Luciano Jan 2017 #5
gopiscrap Jan 2017 #6
Old Vet Jan 2017 #9
gopiscrap Jan 2017 #11
Crowman2009 Jan 2017 #14
pinboy3niner Jan 2017 #19
LisaL Jan 2017 #7
Coventina Jan 2017 #8
BigDemVoter Jan 2017 #10
djg21 Jan 2017 #12
Rex Jan 2017 #13
disalitervisum Jan 2017 #15
Thrill Jan 2017 #16
Sgent Jan 2017 #17
LisaL Jan 2017 #18