The Senate paves the way for a new tax credit for companies who hire our unemployed Veterans.

FOX News Radio's Kirstin McNary reports from Washington:

A rare show of unity.  The Senate green-lighting tax credits for companies hiring unemployed Veterans; 95 to 0.

Panetta: "These are men and women with extraordinary skill, proven leadership. And yet the unemployment rate for Veterans who have served since 9/11 now stands at 12.1 percent.  That's unacceptable."

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.  The bill also repealing a law requiring the Government to hold back 3% of its payments to contractors.

In Washington, Kirstin McNary, FOX News Radio.