Friday, May 23, 2008
The Veterans Guaranteed Bonus Act has passed the house as a part of the Defense Authorization bill. The act was sponsored by U.S. congressman Jason Altmire after he learned that Servicemen and woman who had been wounded in combat and were unable to fulfill their military duty had been ordered to repay their enlistment bonus checks. The Bonus Act passed the house Unanimously and awaits Senate approval before going to the Presidents desk where it will be signed into law. When becoming law the Act will only affect those soldiers wounded in combat on after its approval.