Sinema’s Military Spouse Employment Act ensures military spouses may continue their careers as they move with the military
Senator’s COMFORT Act boosts access to counseling services on military stations
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate approved Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s Military Spouse Employment Act and COMFORT Act, following Sinema’s work securing both bills in the annual bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
The Senator’s Military Spouse Employment Act ensures military spouses may continue their careers no matter where military life takes them. Sinema’s COMFORT Act, cosponsored by Arizona Senator Mark Kelly, boosts access to counseling services on military stations.
“Arizona servicemembers and their families make difficult sacrifices to keep us safe and secure, and it’s our duty to ensure they get the support they’ve earned. I’m glad our solutions helping military spouses, servicemembers, and veterans were included in our annual bipartisan defense legislation and move one step closer to becoming law,” said Sinema.
“Access to mental health services should be widely available to those who protect our country and their families,” Kelly said. ‘The COMFORT Act ensures that more military families can get the mental health resources they need when they need them.”
Sinema’s Military Spouse Employment Act provides 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 may care for their families no matter where life takes them.
Sinema’s COMFORT Act, backed by Kelly, strengthens access to counseling services on military installations by allowing Military and Family Life counselors to work outside of the state in which they are licensed. Sinema’s legislation addresses the nationwide shortage of behavioral health professionals serving the military and veteran community.