Maine senators join push to help intelligence workers

July 21, 2021 GMT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s U.S. senators have joined a push to help intelligence professionals increase their mobility.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King want to allow the intelligence workers to deduct some moving expenses from federal taxes. That privilege is currently extended to active-duty military members.

The senators said the intelligence workers are vital to national security and sometimes must relocate due to a change in assignment. They have joined a bipartisan group of senators that is supporting the Intelligence Community Workforce Agility Protection Act of 2021.

The senators said the workers “make invaluable contributions to our national security, and we as a country have a duty to provide strong support for their efforts.”