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Senator Marsha Blackburn cosponsors bill to help military families

The bill if passed would give military spouses with valid professional licenses in one state reciprocity in the state where their spouse is currently serving on military orders.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Published: Apr. 14, 2021 at 3:51 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -Senator Marsha Blackburn along with Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) have introduced a bill to help military families.

According to a release, Senator Marsha Blackburn and Senator Mike Lee introduced the Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act that would give military spouses with valid professional licenses in one state, reciprocity in the state where their spouse is currently serving on military orders.

The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wy.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Roger Wicker (R-Miss), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Jim Risch (R-Idaho). Rep. Mike Garcia (R-Calif.) has introduced companion legislation in the House.

“The United States Armed Forces are not just made up of brave men and women in uniform but also the families at home who make their service possible,” said Sen. Blackburn. “For spouses frequently moving across state lines, keeping up with state-level professional licensing regulations can be a near-impossible task. The Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act is an essential piece of bipartisan legislation to remove bureaucratic red tape and support our nation’s heroes.”

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