McCaul Introduces Bill to Support Our Troops
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) – Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee – introduced the Sinai Service Recognition Act.
This legislation designates the Sinai Peninsula as a “combat zone.” This label would allow the troops stationed there to receive the same tax benefits as the rest of the military. In March, Senator Cornyn introduced companion legislation in the United States Senate.
Congressman McCaul: “Make no mistake, our brave men and women stationed in the Sinai Peninsula are selflessly and courageously serving in harm’s way. As ISIS and affiliated groups continue to spread throughout the region, these service members continue to stand strong on the front lines in the fight against terror. We can never fully repay the debt of gratitude owed to them for their sacrifice, but we can work to ensure they receive the same benefits afforded to military personnel in a combat zone. The Sinai Service Recognition Act is a commonsense bill that demonstrates our unwavering support for our troops who are taking the fight to the enemy in order to defend our freedom and keep our homeland safe.”