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Senator Kay Hagan visits Camp Eggers service members.Senator Kay Hagan visits Camp Eggers service members.By: NATO Training Mission-Afghanis

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  • Congressional Hopeful Humbly Omitted His Decorated Past
    After Seth Moulton beat out sitting Representative John Tierney in the primary for the Democratic spot on Massachusetts’ ballot for the 6th District House Seat last month, reporters started to dig into to the past of this relatively unknown candidate and ended up with a refreshing surprise.
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    Walmart, our nation's largest retailer, is cutting some 30,000 part-time employee's health care benefits, due to the rising costs for the company.
  • Labor Day Milestone: Fair Labor Wasn't A Standard Until 1938
    It's standard in today's American workplace to work 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week. But did you ever wonder where they came up with those numbers in the first place? The short answer, labor unions lobbied Congress for decades until The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt.
  • Raise The Minimum Wage to 1968 Standards, It's Only Fair
    In the last two State of the Union addresses by President Barack Obama, the raising of the minimum wage has been brought up. Obama urged the nation to vote on and be in support of proposed legislation that would raise the minimum wage from the national level that it is now at $7.25/hour to a more reasonable sum of $9.00/hr in his 2013 address, and $10.00/hour in his 2014 address.

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Democratic Legislation that Benefits Military Personnel

DatePositive Result\BenefitLawRank
12/22/10$193 million saved over five years by eliminating recruiting and retraining costs of replacing soldiers discharged due to DADTDon't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act
12/22/10Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the militaryDon't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act
10/14/10Service members receiving relocation orders protected from early termination fees for certain contracts and residential leasesVeterans' Benefit Act
10/14/10Disabled veterans provided improved independent assisted living services, automobile adaptive equipment and allowances for automobile purchaseVeterans' Benefit Act
10/14/10Insurance policy amounts and terms enhanced for severely disabled veterans Veterans' Benefit Act
10/14/10On-the-job training opportunities expanded for veterans by reimbursing energy sector employers for training costs. Veterans' Benefit Act
10/14/10$10 million in job training, counseling, placement services, and child care services for homeless women veterans and homeless veterans with childrenVeterans' Benefit Act
10/14/10Veteran work-study programs expanded to include congressional offices, state agencies and institutions of higher learningVeterans' Benefit Act

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