H.R.2785: Military Reserve Jobs Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Tim Walz, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 17 (8 Democrats, 9 Republicans)
Introduced July 22, 2013
Latest Major Action July 22, 2013
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Bill Summary

Military Reserve Jobs Act - Grants hiring preferences for federal employment to members of a reserve component of the Armed Forces who: (1) have successfully completed officer candidate training or entry level and skill training and have incurred, or are performing, a 6-year commitment with a reserve component (3 point preference); (2) have completed at least 10 years of service with a reserve component and have earned at least 50 retirement points per year (4 point preference); or (3) are retired from service in a reserve component and are eligible for, but have not yet begun receiving, retired pay for non-regular service (5 point preference). Extends the appeals process for veterans employed by the Veterans Health Administration for violations of preference rights.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 22, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.