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PASSED THE SENATE: Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senator Hassan to Help Military Spouses Get Jobs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Military Spouse Employment Act, led by Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), to allow executive agencies to appoint military spouses to remote work positions.

“Behind every brave service member who sacrifices to keep our country safe, there are family members who are also sacrificing a great deal,” said Senator Hassan. “We must support military families and this bipartisan legislation will give military spouses more job opportunities. I urge the House to pass this bill, and I will continue working across the aisle to support service members and their families.”

This bipartisan bill is part of Senator Hassan’s ongoing work to support service members, veterans, and their families. Recently, Senator Hassan introduced the Military Spouse Hiring Act to help boost hiring of military spouses. Senator Hassan helped develop and pass into law the PACT Act, which fundamentally reforms and improves how veterans exposed to toxic substances receive health care and benefits from the VA. Senator Hassan also helped pass into law comprehensive, bipartisan retirement security legislation, including provisions she authored with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), to help military families save for retirement.