Press Release

McHenry Votes to Help Our Heroes Get Back to Work

Chief Deputy Whip supports Hire More Heroes Act

Washington - Today, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act of 2015:

“As our nation moves into a second decade at war, we continue to have countless men and women returning home and seeking work after bravely serving our nation overseas.  Regrettably many of these brave Americans have struggled to find work and the President’s healthcare bill has only made that search more difficult.
“Today, the House acted to help relieve some of these struggles by passing H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act.  This legislation will exempt veterans already receiving healthcare through the Department of Defense or VA from counting as full-time employees under Obamacare’s onerous small business mandate.  This important bill, which enjoys wide bipartisan support, is an important step to help reduce Obamacare’s burden on small businesses while also helping our nation’s heroes get back to work.”