First Lady to Press Governors on Veterans' Jobs

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shares a toast with first lady Michelle Obama as President Barack Obama welcomed the governors of the National Governors Association to the 2013 Governors’ Dinner.

WASHINGTON - First lady Michelle Obama will challenge governors to make it easier for military members to transfer their skills to civilian jobs.

Mrs. Obama wants states to pass legislation or take executive action allowing veterans to receive professional credentials or licenses based on their experiences in the military. Administration officials say that would allow veterans to apply for jobs more quickly rather than having to take courses for skills they already have.

Mrs. Obama will announce her proposals Monday during remarks to governors who are in Washington for their annual meeting.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will also address the governors during the White House event.

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