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Napolitano’s Statement on Decision to Halt the Collection of California National Guard Bonuses

October 27, 2016
Press Release

(Washington, DC)  Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) released the following statement on the Defense Department’s decision to halt the collection of bonuses and student loan repayments given to California National Guardsmen, calling for the Department to work with Congress on a permanent solution:

“We are glad the Defense Department has halted the collection of recruiting bonuses paid to California National Guardsmen, but the issue is not yet fully resolved. It is critical that Congress and the Department act together, to permanently solve this issue and offer relief to those who have been forced to make payments. This will alleviate unnecessary financial stress and burden, and help restore dignity to our servicemembers, our veterans, and their families.”

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