Legislation Seeks to Increase Monthly Stipend for Medal of Honor Recipients

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By on September 22, 2015 in Current Events with 24 Comments
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Legislation has been introduced in both the House and the Senate to increase the monthly stipend paid to Medal of Honor recipients by 200%.

The monthly stipend that is currently paid is $1,000 per month; the proposed bill would raise it to $3,000 per month for life.

The bill (S. 2022/H.R. 3491) is being introduced in the Senate by Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and in the House by David Jolly (R-FL).

“Medal of Honor recipients are some of the true heroes in our midst. We honor their courage, bravery and sacrifice on behalf of a grateful nation,” Graham said in a statement. “An increase in their stipend is a small token of our gratitude to them and their service.”

Jolly added, “The acts of bravery, courage and valor demonstrated by this group of heroes who fought for our nation goes well above and beyond the call of duty. This is one small way that we can repay a tremendous debt of gratitude for these individuals who have done so much while protecting our freedom.”

The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious award and highest honor that the United States military has to offer.

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