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 BurrDOJ plans to show Senate Intel less-redacted Mueller report, filing shows Bipartisan House bill calls for strategy to protect 5G networks from foreign threats Overnight Defense: Congressional leaders receive classified briefing on Iran | Trump on war: 'I hope not' | Key Republican calls threats credible | Warren plan targets corporate influence at Pentagon 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 BoozmanTrump's pursuit of infrastructure deal hits GOP roadblock Democrats, making a difference is better than making a point GOP senators read Pence riot act before shutdown votes 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.