S.1393 – Jobs for Our Heroes Act

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S.1393 – Jobs for Our Heroes Act


S 1393 allows individuals who have experience in driving vehicles similar to a commercial motor vehicle while serving in the Armed Forces or reserves to apply for an exemption from all or a portion of federal commercial motor vehicle driving test requirements.

S 1393 amends the Fast Act to require the medical professional who may perform a medical examination and provide a medical certificate for purposes of compliance with requirements for operation by a veteran of a commercial motor vehicle to be a “qualified examiner” who:

    is employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs as an advanced practice nurse, doctor of chiropractic, doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathy, physician assistant, or other medical professional; and

    is licensed, certified, or registered in a state to perform physical examinations.

(Full text of S. 1393 congress.gov)

SponsorSen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 06/21/2017)

Status: Passed Senate /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 0 (Roll no. 706).

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Motion to recommit:

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On Passage: Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

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Cost to the taxpayersCBO expects that implementing provisions related to testing requirements would not have a significant cost.

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Enacting S. 1393 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

Dynamic Scoring:   CBO estimates that enacting S. 1393 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.

Regulatory and Other Impact: S. 1393 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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