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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Statement on Enlistment Bonus Scandal

October 24, 2016
Press Release


Statement on Enlistment Bonus Scandal

The reports that the California National Guard is demanding repayment of bonuses offered as enlistment incentives is one of the most outrageous injustices I have ever seen.  These men and women acted in good faith and responded to incentives that were promised them in small compensation for their service.  For the government now to renege on that promise is dishonorable, despicable and shabby. 

If the administration refuses to stand by the promises it made when these soldiers enlisted, immediately forgive these debts and make the soldiers whole, I expect Congress will demand it – and hold accountable the officials responsible for this outrage.

I urge any constituents who are in this position to contact my district office at 916-786-5560.  I will stand by them and do everything I can to see this injustice corrected.

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