WOTC In the News: Reintroduction of the Military Spouse Hiring Act

Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19), along with Reps. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Don Beyer (VA-08), Mike Kelly (PA-16), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), and Don Bacon (NE-02), have reintroduced the Military Spouse Hiring Act, a bipartisan legislation that incentivizes employers to hire spouses of members of the United States Armed Forces.

The bill would expand the Work Opportunity Tax Credit to include the hiring of qualified military spouses, allowing employers to claim a tax credit equal to a portion of the wages paid to those spouses.

“Military families make immense sacrifices for our country, yet military spouses experience an unemployment rate of nearly 30%,” said Rep. Delgado. “I’m proud to reintroduce bipartisan legislation to address the military spouse unemployment crisis and empower thousands of families in upstate New York and across the country. As we recover from COVID-19 and rebuild, we must invest in our military families. I thank my co-leads on both sides of the aisle for joining me to reintroduce the Military Spouse Hiring Act today.”

The Military Spouse Hiring Act was originally introduced in 2017.

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