H. R. 6980, To extend the period in which Governors of States may order members of the National Guard to active duty in connection with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and for other purposes.

Summary: To extend the period in which Governors of States may order members of the National Guard to active duty in connection with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 05/22/20.

 

STATUS: Introduced 05/22/20 by Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2].

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • “Across the nation, the National Guard is working tirelessly to support communities through the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “In the Granite State, the brave citizen soldiers and airmen of the New Hampshire National Guard are going above and beyond: from helping with testing sites and contact tracing to processing unemployment claims and partnering with food banks to feed those in need.”“The Trump Administration’s decision to cut these COVID-19 deployments just short of the 90-day benchmark to receive benefits under the GI Bill is misguided and downright unpatriotic,” Kuster continued. “This move to deliberately prevent people from qualifying for these benefits will also bring an early end to the critical support that the National Guard is providing to communities in every state across the nation. I thank Senator Duckworth for her leadership and work on this legislation, and I am proud to introduce this bill in the House to ensure that the members of the National Guard receive the benefits they deserve for serving our nation in its time of need.” (Source: Rep. Kuster, Press Release, 05/22/19)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: 

Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

Link to bill information on GovTrack.

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