H.R. 244: HIRE Vets Act

This was a vote to pass H.R. 244 in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

H.R. 244, as amended, would require the Department of Labor (DOL) to establish the HIRE Vets Medallion Program, within two years of enactment, to annually recognize private and public sector businesses for their efforts to employ veterans. DOL would make awards to employers, on a voluntary basis, who recruit, employ, and retain veterans; and provide community and charitable services supporting the veteran community. Employers would earn either platinum or gold status based on requirements related to the number of veterans hired each year, if they provide pay equity for Guardsmen and Reserve employees who were called up to active military service, and if certain other requirements are met.

Beginning two fiscal years after the program is established, the bill would require DOL to assess fees on employers that apply to the program to cover the complete costs of the program. Those fees would be available without further appropriation to operate the program.

Source: Republican Policy Committee



Congress
115th Congress
Date
Feb 13, 2017
Chamber
House
Number
#86
Question:
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended in the House
Result:
Passed

Key: R Yea D Yea R Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 409
 
 
95%
229 180
  Nay 1
 
 
0%
1 0
Not Voting 21
 
 
5%
8 13
Required: 2/3 source: house.gov

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