CDLs more accessible to military

Legislation that would make it easier for military personnel to obtain commercial driver licenses is making its way through Congress.

Under the Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment, or ADVANCE, Act, current military service members and reservists would have access to the training and testing standards for commercial driver licenses for veterans as outlined under the 2015 FAST Act.

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved the legislation, which sponsored by Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., and sent it to the full House.

“This is a common-sense measure that will help our brave men and women find work here,” Aguilar said. “While we hear every day that Washington is broken and compromised by partisan gridlock, we can clearly see that there are issues that both parties can get behind.

“This is about helping our heroes find job opportunities in our communities.”

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