Compromise made by lawmakers would help California soldiers forced to repay bonuses

Posted at 10:12 PM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 01:12:43-05

A compromise was announced Tuesday by negotiators in the House and Senate that would permit the Pentagon to forgive debts owed by thousands of California National Guard soldiers who received improper bonuses during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The agreement will be voted on by both the House and the Senate in the coming days.

The compromise asks the Pentagon to forgive enlistment bonuses and student loan benefits that soldiers received unless the soldier knew or should’ve known that he or she was ineligible for it.