WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today announced she is cosponsoring legislation introduced by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to encourage small businesses to hire veterans. The Hire More Heroes Act (S.2190) provides incentives for small businesses by exempting veterans who already have health insurance through the Department of Veterans Affairs or TRICARE from being counted towards ObamaCare’s employer mandate requirements. The mandate requires all businesses with more than 50 full-time equivalents to provide health insurance to their employees or pay a fee.

“Our nation’s veterans have valuable skills and training to offer employers in Nebraska and across the country,” said Fischer. “The Hire More Heroes Act fosters job opportunities for those who have dutifully served our country by removing one of the burdensome requirements of ObamaCare preventing small businesses from hiring. This legislation provides a reprieve for job creators hurting under ObamaCare while also helping to ease the transition of our men and women in uniform back to civilian life, and I’m proud to support it.”

Identical legislation, H.R. 3474, overwhelmingly passed the House last month with a vote of 406-1.

The Hire More Heroes Act is supported by the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS), the only military service association representing the interests of every enlisted soldier and airmen in the Army and Air National Guard, and the Retired Enlisted Association, a Congressionally-charted veterans’ service organization and the largest association in the nation of enlisted retirees and veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces.


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