House Republicans, including Mike Garcia, overwhelmingly voted to block expanding education benefits for National Guard and Reserve members.
Despite performing equally demanding tasks and risks, National Guard and Reserve servicemembers are not paid at the same rate and don’t receive the same benefits as their active duty counterparts. The Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act would address this in part by counting every day that a servicemember is paid and in uniform towards their GI benefits.
Mike Garcia’s shameful ‘NO’ vote was a vote against ensuring every American who selflessly serves our country in uniform receives the same GI Bill benefits.
DCCC Spokesperson Helen Kalla says “Mike Garcia needs to explain to voters just why he voted to deny National Guard and Reserve servicemembers equal access to the benefits they deserve.”