WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Tuesday joined Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and 34 other Senators to introduce the bipartisan Hire More Heroes Act of 2014, a bill that would encourage companies to hire more American veterans, while providing relief from the burdensome ObamaCare employer mandate.
“Our nation's veterans are among the most responsible and loyal applicants in today’s job market, yet their unemployment rate is at 9 percent and remains well above the nation's average”, said Inhofe. "The Hire More Heroes Act will help to relieve some of the burden of ObamaCare on small and mid-size businesses while incentivizing them to hire veterans who already have health care through TRICARE or the VA. The bill would help many of our veterans become gainfully employed by allowing businesses to exempt them from the health care law's 50 full-time equivalent employee requirement."
Inhofe also cosponsored the amendment version of the Hire More Heroes Act filed Tuesday evening to the long-term unemployment insurance extension legislation currently being debated in the Senate.
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