Reps. Jackson And Dunn Introduce Legislation To Undo Biden’s Unfair Treatment Of Our Servicemembers
Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) and Neal Dunn (FL-02) introduced the Troop Return of Overdue Payment (TROOP) Act. This legislation would provide for the reinstatement of and back pay for all service members who were unjustly and unconstitutionally removed from the militarydue to refusing the COVID-19 vaccine.
Jackson said: "As a retired Rear Admiral and member of the House Armed Services Committee, I am proud to join my friend from Florida in introducing the TROOP Act. Protecting our servicemembers from the current administration's relentless attacks is a top priority for me. The recent discharge of 8,400 servicemembers, solely for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, is both dangerous and unjust. It not only impacts the servicemembers, but also their families and loved ones. At a time when recruitment numbers are at an all-time low, President Biden chose to endanger our national security, which is unacceptable. I fully endorse the reinstatement of all qualified servicemembers with full back pay and benefits."
Dunn said: “As the son of a veteran, the father of a veteran, and a veteran myself, I understand and appreciate the sacrifices servicemembers and their families make in defending our freedoms. Over 8,400 servicemembers have been discharged for choosing not to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Their lives were uprooted, and they now deserve justice since the Biden vaccine mandate has been lifted. Giving this pay and the option to be reinstated is long overdue. I’m proud and honored to do my part to fight for our servicemembers and their families.”
The bill text can be found here.
Representatives Cory Mills (R-FL), Mike Ezell (R-MS), Bill Posey (R-FL), Michael Cloud (R-TX), Scott Franklin (R-FL), Diana Harshbarger (R-TN), Carlos Gimenez (R-FL), and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) have cosponsored Jackson’s legislation.