Sinema Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation Empowering Military Spouses to Continue Their Careers in Federal Service

Feb 22, 2023

Sinema-backed bipartisan legislation provides federal agencies with authority to easily hire and allow military spouses to work fully remotely

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema cosponsored the Military Spouse Employment Act – bipartisan legislation providing federal agencies clear authority to hire and allow military spouses to work fully remotely, ensuring they can continue serving the U.S. even if transferred to another location along with their spouse.
“I’m looking forward to once again earning broad, bipartisan support for our commonsense bill strengthening job security for military spouses who sacrifice so much in service to our nation. We’re getting right to work demonstrating our commitment to delivering for Arizona servicemembers and their families by reintroducing our Military Spouse Employment Act,” said Sinema. 
The Senator joined a bipartisan coalition of colleagues in reintroducing the Military Spouse Employment Act for consideration in the 118th Congress. 
Military spouse unemployment is consistently much higher than the national average, with a recent survey finding that spouse unemployment was the biggest stressor for the second year in a row for servicemembers and their partners.
Sinema’s legislation would grant federal agencies the authority to hire military spouses for remote work and allow military spouses to retain their positions should they be transferred to another location, providing certainty that they can care for their families no matter where life takes them.