Congress Ready To Pass Bill For Vets, Contractors

AP
Veterans and Contractors jobs bill
Veterans and Contractors jobs bill

By Alan Fram


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is getting ready to send President Barack Obama a bill helping government contractors and unemployed veterans that contains the first shred of his jobs plan likely to reach his desk for his signature.

The House planned to vote on the legislation Wednesday and seemed likely to give it overwhelming support. Last Thursday, the Senate voted its approval by 95-0.