VoteVets Cheers Representative Gabbard’s Leadership in Passing the “Hire More Heroes Act”

Washington, DC – Just after the new Congress was sworn in, the House unanimously passed the “Hire More Heroes Act,” a bi-partisan bill, which was championed by Representative Tulsi Gabbard, the lead Democrat on the legislation.  VoteVets cheered passage of the bill, and the Congressmember’s hard work promoting it. 

“Just hours into the new Congress, Tulsi showed exactly why we feel she’s a leader among the new generation of veterans, and one of the best members of Congress,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets.org.  “We appreciate all of her hard work and support for America’s veterans.” 

According to an official summary of the bill, the legislation would exempt veterans or members of the military who receive their health coverage through the Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs from counting towards the 50 employee limit under the Affordable Care Act.  In this way, it gives small businesses an incentive to hire more veterans, and not have to worry about the impact of the hires on the business, under the ACA. 

The bill passed by unanimous vote, last week. 

Founded in 2006,  and backed by over 400,000 supporters, the mission of VoteVets.org is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home.  VoteVets.org also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives.   VoteVets.org is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world - with force when necessary - to protect America.  While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America.

 

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