24 Feb '18, 12pm

Proposed Bills Would Increase Pay for Guard, Reserve Units

Proposed Bills Would Increase Pay for Guard, Reserve Units

Deployed National Guardsmen and Reservists may achieve parity in pay and benefits with active-duty troops under bipartisan bills introduced in Congress last week. The National Guard and Reserves Benefit Parity Act, "addresses early retirement eligibility, high-deployment allowance and pay for mobilized federal civilian employees," according to a press release from the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS). Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., introduced the Senate version of the legislation, S. 2416. Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., and Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., introduced the bill in the House, H.R. 5038. "Equal work and sacrifice deserves equal pay and benefits," said NGAUS president, retired Brig. Gen. Roy Robinson. "We applaud the four sponsors for recognizing this and moving our force closer to a goal everyone should be able to suppor...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/02/24/proposed-b...

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