Washington, D.C. – Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of House passage of H.R. 22 – the Hire More Heroes Act -- and released the following statement:
“Far too many of our nation’s bravest remain unemployed,” said Rep. Stefanik. “This is unacceptable, as those who put their lives on the line to defend our freedom deserve the support of their government. That’s why, with my support, I was so happy to see the House unanimously pass the Hire More Heroes Act. This important legislation will help our nation’s bravest get back to work by exempting veterans who already have health insurance from being counted as full-time workers under Obamacare’s employer mandate. Business owners should be able to hire veterans without worrying about being slapped with an Obamacare penalty, and I urge the Senate to quickly send this bipartisan, commonsense legislation to the President’s desk.”
The Hire More Heroes Act passed the House unanimously on January 6th, 2014 by a vote of 412-0.