Rep. Peters: Congress Must Act Urgently to Fix CA National Guard Vets Bonus Repayment Problem
San Diego – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the report from the Los Angeles Times that widespread fraud and mismanagement has resulted in veterans of the California National Guard being asked to repay enlistment bonuses:
"I am outraged to hear that servicemembers and veterans who bravely signed up to serve our country more than a decade ago are now being asked to repay their bonuses because of someone else’s mistake. It is our job to stand up for our veterans and their families and to protect them from financial hardship, not impose it upon them. I will be working with Rep. Susan Davis and my other colleagues on the House Armed Services Committee urgently when Congress returns to fix this problem. The burden of this mistake should not fall on our veterans and their families."
Click here to read the letter Rep. Peters sent to House Leadership urging them to immediately address this issue when Congress returns.