Veteran groups blast Senate plan to scale back preferential hiring

By Travis J. Tritten:  Veteran groups on Monday blasted an effort by the Senate and Defense Department to scale back veteran preferences in federal job hiring.The American Legion called the move “morally bankrupt” and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which has 1.7 million members, said it is adamantly opposed to the hiring changes passed by the Senate earlier this month as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, an annual defense policy bill. Read more: