House Committee Unanimously Approves Barrar’s Bill to Increase State Active Duty National Guard Pay
5/6/2015
HARRISBURG – The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, led by Majority Chairman Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), unanimously approved a bill to increase the minimum state active duty pay for Pennsylvania National Guard members from $75 to $100 per day.

House Bill 602 would give our Pennsylvania National Guard members the pay increase they have not received since 1996, despite their incredible service to our Commonwealth during times of crises and natural disasters.

“The key beneficiaries of this legislation are our lower-ranking enlisted personnel, who are earning a lower base pay due to having less time and grade in the military. This increase in their base pay is well-deserved for their long hours served each day during an emergency,” Barrar said.

“Pennsylvania’s National Guardsmen have made immeasurable contributions to the Commonwealth during domestic emergencies and natural disasters,” Barrar said. “This modest pay increase for our guard would make Pennsylvania comparable to neighboring states, which have already honored their state active duty National Guard with an increase.”

As House Bill 602 was passed the committee, it now goes to the full House for consideration.

Representative Stephen E. Barrar
160th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Alison Evans
717.260.6206
aevans@pahousegop.com
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