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Trump’s hiring freeze breaks faith with America’s veterans
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Trump’s hiring freeze breaks faith with America’s veterans

Harry Stein explains that President Donald Trump's hiring freeze on the federal government will prevent many veterans from getting jobs.

One of Donald Trump’s first actions as president was to impose a hiring freeze for the federal government. The Trump administration is justifying this action by falsely claiming that it responds to a “dramatic expansion of the federal workforce.” But the truth is that the hiring freeze will have profound negative consequences throughout the country. This is particularly true for our nation’s veterans, who are among the groups most harmed by this policy.

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