Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution (H.R. 4348), a new investment in our national surface transportation programs, by a bipartisan vote of 373-52. Last week, the bill was signed by the President.
Within the final package was H.R. 3666, the Veterans Accelerated License Obtainment and Recertification (VALOR) Act of 2011, introduced by Congressman Hultgren in December 2011.
The VALOR Act would make it easier for veterans returning from combat with truck driving experience to get their commercial driver's license certifications.
"This legislation could go a long way to reducing the unemployment rate among our nation's veterans, and I am glad it was included in the final transportation bill," said Hultgren.