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Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Representing the 10th District of Virginia


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Comstock Votes For The Hire More Heroes Act

January 6, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) issued the following statement on the passage of The Hire More Heroes Act which passed unanimously in the U.S. House today:

The Hire More Heroes Act is an important piece of legislation that provided us a great opportunity to help both veterans and small businesses,” said Congresswoman Comstock.  Small businesses are the economic engines that keep America moving, Passing The Hire More Heroes Act is common-sense bipartisan legislation that will not only help small businesses, but also help the many veterans seeking good-paying jobs.”   

According to the US Chamber of Commerce, 71% of small business owners say Obamacare makes it more difficult for them to hire more employees.  Under the current law, companies with 50 or more full-time workers must offer health insurance to their employees. The Hire More Heroes Act simply states that veterans enrolled in health-care provided through the VA or Tricare (eight million veterans receive health-care through the VA) are exempt from being counted as part of the 50 full-time employee threshold to provide insurance.   This legislation will encourage companies to hire more veterans and keep firms from cutting back on employees to stay under the 50 person mandate.