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Shaheen, others urge coverage of NG costs

By Staff | Apr 4, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., wrote a letter with U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to President Donald Trump Friday requesting that the administration extend the Title 32 authority for all National Guard troops activated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for at least 180 days. By doing so, the federal government would continue covering 100 percent of the costs of this activation. On March 30, Trump authorized Title 32, but only for 30 days.

In part, the senators wrote, “This simple change will provide peace of mind for our troops and a steady state to enable our Governors to continue to respond to this crisis. Our National Guard troops are among the frontline workers in this pandemic, working to keep their communities and their Nation safe and healthy. We must make sure they receive the fullest protection and benefits available to them by law.”

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