Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on Military Forcing Veterans to Repay Reenlistment Bonuses


Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement in response to the reports that the military is forcing veterans to repay reenlistment bonuses they received during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"It is unconscionable that the military and National Guard are forcing veterans, who in good faith accepted bonuses to reenlist to serve their country during the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to repay this money. Unless the military can affirmatively prove that a service member fraudulently obtained a bonus, the military must stop this destructive process. And if the bureaucracy cannot, or will not do the right thing, we in Congress need to act."