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 BurrTrump voter who cast ballot illegally won’t be charged Burr: US in new Cold War with Russia Senator: No signs of GOP 'slow-walking' Russia investigation 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 BoozmanMedicare’s coverage decisions need more input from physicians GOP lawmakers call on FCC chair to soften data services proposal Senate Republicans eyeing alternative tax reform plan 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.