March 16, 2022
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, R-21, Schuylerville, cosponsored the Military Spouse Hiring Act, bipartisan legislation that incentivizes employers to hire spouses of members of the United States Armed Forces.
“Military spouses make up an essential part of our Fort Drum community, as well as communities across Upstate New York and the North Country,” Stefanik said in a statement. “While our military spouses make their own sacrifice for our country as they support their loved ones in uniform, they should know they also have the support they need during the added stress of finding a job. I am proud to honor their service by sponsoring this bipartisan legislation to address military spouse unemployment by encouraging employers to hire them.”
Existing law already extends the Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit to employers that hire qualified military veterans, among other targeted groups. The Military Spouse Hiring Act would amend existing law to provide this tax incentive to employers that hire the spouses of members of the United States Armed Forces.
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