Rep. Lipinski Supports Veterans and Small Businesses with Hire More Heroes Act (January 6, 2015)

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) joined members from both sides of the aisle today in passing the Hire More Heroes Act, which encourages small businesses to hire more veterans currently receiving health insurance from the United States Department of Defense or the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs.  Under the bill authored by Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13) and cosponsored by Lipinski, veterans already receiving health insurance from the government would be excluded from the list of employees counted as part of the rigid guidelines of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), allowing the employer more hiring flexibility when it comes to the brave men and women that have honorably served our nation.

“This bill is a victory for our heroic veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country and for small businesses who are the backbone of our economy and the key to future growth in the Third District and the nation,” said Rep. Lipinski.  “With many veterans struggling to find work and many small employers wondering how they are going to continue to move forward under mandates laid out in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this bill is hopefully the first of many steps this new Congress will take to make sure the needs of veterans of all ages are being met, while also continuing changes to the ACA.”

During the last Congress, the bill overwhelmingly passed the House, only to stall in the Senate.