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H.J.Res. 61 (114th): Hire More Heroes Act of 2015

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About the resolution

The Hire More Heroes Act would exempt employees with health coverage from TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being considered in the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The employer mandate of the ACA requires employers of 50 or more full-time employees to provide qualified health insurance. The bill would exclude veterans receiving health care benefits from this count. Sponsor Sen. Rodney Davis (R-IL13), issued this press release upon introduction of the bill. In it he argued that the bill would encourage employers to hire veterans.

It was originally passed in the House as H.R. 22, but after H.R. 22 became the vehicle for passage of the DRIVE Act, the Hire More Heroes Act was passed again on July 27 as H.J.Res. 61.

On September 10, …

Sponsor and status

Rodney Davis

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2015
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Jul 23, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 27, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.

Cosponsors

2 Cosponsors (1 Republican, 1 Democrat)

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History

Jul 23, 2015
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jul 27, 2015
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.J.Res. 61 (114th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 61. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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