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May 29, 2015

Rep. Pete Aguilar Honors Veterans and Small Businesses Hiring Hometown Heroes

Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) honored veterans and local business owners who are making strides to employ veterans throughout San Bernardino County. Rep. Aguilar recognized business owners from Lowes (Redlands), Home Depot Distribution Centers and Retail Stores (Redlands), BNSF Railway, and Securitas. Last month, Rep. Aguilar worked with fellow Inland Empire Representative Colonel Paul Cook (R, CA-08) on legislation that will expand California’s “Work for Warriors” program and help put veterans back to work across the country.

“Especially on the heels of Memorial Day, it’s crucial that we support and advocate for the brave men and women who risk their lives every day to keep our nation safe and free. For their valor, we owe them the very best when they return home—and that begins in the workplace and in the home,” said Rep. Aguilar. He continued, “Yesterday I was joined by a number of businesses who have prioritized hiring veterans throughout our community, and I was proud to stand beside them and recognize their commitment to honoring and hiring our hometown heroes.”

Rep. Aguilar sits on the House Armed Services Committee and is a member of the Work For Warriors Caucus. Putting veterans back to work and increasing workforce training were a few of Rep. Aguilar’s priorities in his Jobs Plan that he released last month. It can be read in full here.

 

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