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Rep. Peters Helps Pass Bill to Spur Hiring of Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late yesterday, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass H.R. 22, the ‘Hire More Heroes Act,’ in the House of Representatives. The bill exempts veterans, reservists, and others who receive healthcare benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or TRICARE from being counted toward the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act.

“I am humbled by the amount of support shown by the new Congress for my legislation to help businesses hire more of our nation’s veterans,” said Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL-13) who introduced the bill. “The ‘Hire More Heroes Act’ is a great example of the type of bipartisan, jobs legislation that we will continue to advance on behalf of the American people. It is my hope that this legislation will receive swift action in the Senate and by the President so we can put an end to the gridlock in Washington and put our nation on solid footing for a bright future.”

“I’m proud to support this bipartisan legislation that will speed up the hiring of veterans across the country; they have served and protected our country and can continue to use their leadership experience as civilians,” Rep. Scott Peters said. “This comes as a complement to the Military Transition Support Project’s zero8hundred program I helped start. Despite last year’s reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs, there is still a lot left to do as we reform the VA and improve services for veterans and their families.”