- EnactedJanuary 8th, 2018The President signed this bill into law
- The house Passed December 21st, 2017Roll Call Vote 417 Yea / 0 Nay
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- house Committees
- The senate Passed September 14th, 2017Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Commerce, Science, and TransportationIntroducedJune 21st, 2017
- senate Committees
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Jobs for Our Heroes Act
A bill to streamline the process by which active duty military, reservists, and veterans receive commercial driver's licenses.
Jobs for Our Heroes Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the FAST Act to require the medical professional who may perform a medical examination and provide a medical certificate for purposes of compliance with requirements for operation by a veteran of a commercial motor vehicle to be a "qualified examiner" who: is employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a medical professional; and is licensed, certified, or registered in a state to perform physical examinations. (Sec. 3) The bill applies commercial driver's license standards for former members of the Armed Forces or reserves to current members of the Armed Forces or reserves. The bill allows such covered individuals who have experience in driving vehicles similar to a commercial motor vehicle while serving in the Armed Forces or reserves to apply for an exemption from all or a portion of federal commercial motor vehicle driving test requirements.