Cornyn’s bill helping veterans get commercial driving jobs becomes law

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By Stephen Adams

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill introduced by U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) that streamlines the process by which active-duty military members and reservists can obtain their Commercial Driver’s Licenses to get future jobs.

The law, called the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, exempts current and former service members from all or a portion of civilian commercial vehicle driving tests if they had already obtained similar driving experience in the military.

Under prior law, that exemption only applied to certain veterans. Active-duty military members and reservists were not exempt. So, the Department of Transportation had granted a two-year exemption allowing states to waive the commercial driver’s license knowledge test for those service members who had not been included.

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