Two U.S. lawmakers on March 5 introduced legislation to pay veterans bonuses for serving in America's longest war. Sens. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, and Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, introduced the bipartisan American Forces Going Home After Noble (AFGHAN) Service Act to "honor the volunteers who bravely serve our nation by providing bonuses to those who have deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism, and redirect the savings from ending nation-building in Afghanistan to America's needs at home," according to an announcement. If passed, the AFGHAN Service Act would also permanently end America's involvement in Afghanistan and overturn the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force. It would also order the government to pay any and all members of the military who have served in the Global War on Terrorism a $2,500 bonus within one year of the legislation passing. Read more about the proposal on Military.com.
Lawmakers: End Afghanistan War, Give Every GWOT Vet a $2,500 Bonus
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