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senate Bill S. 1393

Jobs for Our Heroes Act

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  • EnactedJanuary 8th, 2018
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The house Passed December 21st, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 417 Yea / 0 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • The senate Passed September 14th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    IntroducedJune 21st, 2017

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Jobs for Our Heroes Act

Official Title

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.
    No, the standards for becoming a commercial driver need to be governed by the states that license them. This is an overreaching legislation that violates the state laws for this licensing.
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    A chiropractor performing a physical? An exemption from the driving exams? Why? These are skilled individuals with health care. They can meet these criteria.
    Like (1)
    Help those who fought for our country find and maintain employment. They fought for our county it is the least they deserve.