Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

McSally Sworn-in as Member of 114th Congress

January 6, 2015
Press Release
Votes to Incentivize the Hiring of Out of Work Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today was sworn in as a member of the 114th Congress. Shortly after being sworn-in, McSally voted in favor of legislation to ease burdens on small business owners and incentivize the hiring of out of work veterans.

“I’m humbled by this opportunity to serve the people of Southern Arizona and be their voice in Congress,” said McSally. “I stepped up to serve and was elected to help bring Southern Arizonans more economic opportunity, to help those struggling in our community get ahead, and the legislation passed today is a strong first step.”

“Southern Arizona is home to over 80,000 veterans, many of them returning home in hopes of finding a good job that will provide for them and their families. Today’s bill will ease restrictions on small business owners and give our soldiers a leg up as they look to transition to civilian life.”

Rep. McSally pictured with family

Rep. McSally pictured with family

Currently, Obamacare mandates that employers with 50 full-time employees provide health care to all workers. Included in this count are veterans who already receive health care through Tricare or the VA. The Hire More Heroes Act exempts veterans who already receive health care from being counted toward the employer mandate, reducing burdens on small business owners and incentivizing the hiring of out of work veterans.

McSally was an original cosponsor of the legislation, which passed the House today 412 to 0.