The Veterans Jobs Corp Act would create new job-training programs to help veterans find work in targeted fields such as national park conservation, historic preservation projects, police work and firefighting, among others. The bill $1 billion creates new revenue to pay for itself over 10 years.

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Murray, chairwoman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, said she incorporated every element of ranking member Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrSessions argued presidents can obstruct justice in Clinton impeachment trial Trump Jr. to meet with Senate panel amid Russia probe Trump’s Russian winter grows colder with Flynn plea deal MORE’s (R-N.C.) alternative bill. She said that made the bill even more bipartisan, listing parts that were proposed by Sens. John BoozmanJohn Nichols BoozmanThe Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on Senate tax bill Lobbying World The Hill's Whip List: Republicans try again on ObamaCare repeal MORE (R-Ark.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.).

“There is no reason now that Republicans should not join us in passing this bill,” Murray said. “It’s not an either/or situation.

“Here’s what matters: nearly 1 million unemployed veterans are looking for jobs today … this is a bill that will help them.”

A vote on a motion to proceed to the bill could come as early as this evening. Then amendments could be offered and the bill would be voted on.