WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24) released the following statement on veterans being forced to repay bonuses offered for service.
“The recent reports that the Pentagon is forcing repayments of bonuses that were offered to military men and women are disgraceful,” said Marchant. “Brave men and women who answered their country’s call to duty following September 11 should not shoulder the faults of the Pentagon from over a decade ago. They fulfilled their duty and what was promised to them is owed to them. We as Americans are indebted to them for their services and sacrifices, some of whom unfortunately paid the ultimate sacrifice. The Department of Defense should eliminate this dishonorable policy immediately.”