January 26,2015

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Hatch Announces Markup of Hire More Heroes Act

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), today announced a committee markup of H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act, legislation that will permit businesses to hire veterans without requiring them to count as a full-time employee under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  The law currently requires that businesses with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees offer health insurance.

“The Hire More Heroes Act is a no-brainer,” Hatch said.  “It will provide incentives for companies to hire more veterans by ensuring they don’t count against the 50 employee threshold.  This is exactly the kind of commonsense job-creating policy the American people demanded, and I look forward to moving this bill through the Finance Committee.”

The Chairman’s Mark can be found here.



Senate Finance Committee



Markup of the Hire More Heroes Act



215 Dirksen Senate Office Building



Washington, D.C. 20510



Wednesday, January 28, 2015



11:00 a.m.

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