(Washington, D. C.)–On Friday, Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt announced that he has cosponsored the Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act. The legislation would give military spouses with valid professional licenses in one state reciprocity in the state where their spouse is currently serving on military orders. “Licensing requirements are a burden on anyone moving to another state, but they are especially difficult for military spouses who may have to go through the process every couple of years,” said Blunt. “For someone to spend six months getting certified to do a job they may hold for only another year and a half is unrealistic. I’m proud that Missouri has been a national leader when it comes to making it easier for military spouses to quickly transition their jobs to our state, and I’d like to see the same progress on the federal level. This commonsense legislation isn’t just the right thing to do for military spouses, it’s the smart thing to do for the economy and all of the employers that will benefit from the skills and experience these spouses bring to the job.” As Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, Blunt worked to include increased resources for the Veterans Employment and Training (VETS) program in the FY2020 government funding bill to assist military spouses in addressing occupational and credentialing barriers.