CONG. CARTER INTRODUCES BILL TO HELP MILITARY SPOUSES
April 4, 2006
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative John Carter (TX-31) introduced legislation that will assist military spouses in obtaining quality employment. The Military Spouses Employment Act will provide employers a tax incentive to hire qualified military spouses.
"I am pleased to introduce legislation that will help improve the quality of life for military families while enhancing the business communities that surround military bases," Congressman Carter said. "The tax incentives will give our devoted military spouses greater access to quality jobs. Statistics show that military spouses traditionally earn less than civilians despite higher graduation rates and living in areas with better paying jobs. It is my hope that this incentive will bring jobs to military communities and level the playing field for qualified employees who happen to be military spouses."