Friday, February 20, 2009

Help pass the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act

*** Attention All Military Spouses ***

Please contact your Congressman (where you currently live) and your spouse’s Congressman (where he/she has a homestate) and let them know you support the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act. Let's get this one passed.

Lanette Lepper
llepper@milspousebiz.org
Military Spouse Business Association, www.milspousebiz.org

How to find your representatives:

Senator
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Representative
https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Carter to Re-introduce Military Spouses Residency Relief Act

(February 18, 2009, FORT HOOD, TEXAS) – Military spouses would be able to claim the same state residency as their service member husband or wife, under legislation scheduled to be re-introduced next week in Washington by U.S. Rep. John Carter (R-TX31).

Carter’s legislation passed the House during the last session of Congress but failed to become law before Congress adjourned in December. The bill allows a military spouse who moves out of a state with their service member under military orders to have the option to claim the same state of domicile as their active duty spouse, regardless of where they are stationed.

“We have long supported service member’s ability to continue voting and paying taxes in one state over the course of a military career as they are transferred around the world on orders,” says Carter, who represents Fort Hood, the U.S. Army’s largest base. “I feel it has been an egregious oversight spanning decades that we have not extended that stability to spouses as well, as they are impacted politically and economically just as much as the service member by these frequent and career-long moves.”

WHO: U.S. Rep. John Carter with supporting House and Senate members
WHAT: Military Spouses Residency Relief Act introduction to the 111th Congress
WHEN: 11:00AM Wednesday, February 25
WHERE: U.S. Capitol (Room TBD)

John E. Stone
Communications Director
U.S. Rep. John Carter (TX31)
Secretary, House Republican Conference
409 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Office - (202) 225-3864

2 comments:

Dustythemomhaskins said...

Thank you so much for keeping us up to date with things like this. I will pass this on to my group of spouses. They will appreciate this very much.

Writing Military Mom said...

I appreciate that. Make sure they pass it on to their group and share the love!! We need to get this passed.