Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Aguilar’s Bill to Help Military Service Members Transition to Civilian Workforce Heads to President’s Desk

December 21, 2017
Press Release
Aguilar’s Bill to Help Military Service Members Transition to Civilian Workforce Heads to President’s Desk

Today, the House of Representatives passed the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, a bipartisan package of legislation designed to help military service members transition to civilian life by making sure the skills they gain in military service can be converted into good jobs in the civilian workforce. Rep. Aguilar’s bill to help active duty service members, reservists and National Guardsmen obtain commercial driver’s licenses, the Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment (ADVANCE) Act, was included in the package. The legislative package was passed by the Senate in September, and will now go to the president to be signed into law.

Upon passage of the bill, Rep. Aguilar stated, “Members of our military should know that civilian life will hold opportunities to succeed, not uncertainty. I’m proud that Congress was able to come together in a bipartisan way to pass the ADVANCE Act, legislation that will not only help provide jobs for our service members, but will also add highly-skilled workers to a growing industry right here in the Inland Empire.”

Earlier this week, Rep. Aguilar spoke on the House floor during debate on the Jobs for Our Heroes Act. His remarks can be viewed in full here