By Tim Leeds 

Veterans bill clears Senate


Montana's U.S. senators and representative Wednesday praised the Senate's unanimous passage of bills to help military veterans find jobs, just in time for their day of honor, Veterans Day.

Wednesday the Senate passed a bill 95-0 repealing a 3-percent witholding tax an some government payments to contractors, after a 94-1 vote tacked on an amendment sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., tying together a group of bills to help veterans employment opportunities.

Tester called his bill, titled "VOW to Hire Heroes Act," which combined several popular proposals from both sides of the aisle, "t...

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