Congress: Veterans Employment Among Top of GOP Agenda

Posted January 6, 2015 at 5:10am

Stars and Stripes reports that “the first bit of business for Republicans in the new session of Congress will be to rekindle efforts to expand veteran employment — while also chipping away at Obamacare.”  

“Lawmakers were expected to reintroduce the Hire More Heroes Act in the House and the Senate on Tuesday after it failed last year. The bill encourages small businesses to hire more vets by exempting those with military experience from being counted toward the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, which kicks in this year.”  

“The legislation passed the House and died in the Democrat-controlled Senate during the last session, but its chances may improve now that the GOP has a majority in both chambers. It serves popular Republican issues including support of the military, small businesses and the economy while dismantling part of President Barack Obama’s health insurance overhaul.”