Senator Fuller's Statement on Effort to Take Back Military Bonuses

Monday, October 24, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) issued the following statement on efforts by the Pentagon to force California National Guard soldiers to repay bonuses given to them years ago:

"We owe our brave soldiers more than a bonus payment. We owe them gratitude, and this effort to take back military bonuses is wrong and I condemn it.

"The burden should fall on the military that paid these bonuses, not the military members who put their lives on the line when our country needed them most. It’s my hope that the federal government quickly fixes this, and I commend Congressman McCarthy and other Members of Congress for their call to help these heroes," said Senator Fuller.