McCaul Statement on Veteran Bonuses
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) issued the following statement following a Los Angeles Times report that some California National Guard soldiers are being forced to pay back signing bonuses given to them a decade ago.
Chairman McCaul: “Our soldiers are the frontline defenders of our freedoms. I am appalled by reports that thousands have been swindled out of retention and signing bonuses they were promised by their own Defense Department. I will look at all legislative options to ensure soldiers who have protected our homeland in times of war do not have to bear the financial burden of repaying bonuses promised to them more than a decade earlier.”
Congressman Michael McCaul has represented the 10th District of Texas since 2004. Currently, he serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and senior member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.