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Before Gil Cisneros was a Congressman, he was a Navy veteran, and that experience, he says, has driven and informed his work as a first-term Representative for California’s 39th district.

Cisneros, who serves on both the House Committee on Armed Services and the House Veterans Affairs Committee, has focused heavily on veterans issues, most recently with his co-sponsorship of the bipartisan Veteran Employment Transition (VET) Act, a bill that would help veterans identify employment opportunities as they transition back to civilian life.

“As a Navy veteran I understand the difficulties our veterans face as they attempt to transition back to civilian life and find work,” Cisneros said in a statement. “Our veterans develop critical technical and leadership skills during the course of their service, and we must do more to help them find opportunities to put those skills to work in our modern economy.”

Congressman Paul Cooke, co-sponsor of the bill, added, “There’s no better way we can thank our returning veterans than by giving them every opportunity for a good paying job.”