House Votes to Help Small Businesses Hire More Veterans |

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement commending the House for unanimously passing the Hire More Heroes Act sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), the first of three jobs bills the House will act on during this first week of the new American Congress:

“Our military men and women have made countless sacrifices on behalf of our freedom and security.  We owe it to them to do everything in our power to ensure they have the opportunity to earn a good living and care for their families when their military service has ended.   By exempting veterans who already have health coverage through the Department of Defense or the VA from the employer mandate in the president’s health care law, we’re making it easier for small businesses to hire and helping more veterans find work.  This is just the first of many jobs bills the House will be advancing as we continue our commitment to put the American people’s priorities – jobs and the economy - first.”