Last week, I became an original co-sponsor on the Military CDL Act. This will allow active duty military personnel to obtain a commercial Driver's License (CDL) in the state where they serve, or where they receive their military training. There is a shortage of CDL holders in Texas because of increased truck traffic associated with exploration of oil and gas. CDL holders are receiving high salaries and in some cases substantial signing bonuses. At a time when many of our veterans are returning from overseas it is important we support programs that put them back to work as well as allowing them to begin pursuing jobs prior to leaving their military service.