National Guard and reserve military personnel should be paid for costs of attending weekend training, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says.
The Minnesota Democrat and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., introduced a bill to reimburse service members' travel expenses. Current law only allows the payments for people traveling more than 100 miles from home to their weekend training.
"In Minnesota, 30 percent of all National Guard members travel more than 50 miles for training," Klobuchar said. "Our service members shouldn't be burdened with costly travel expenses simply for completing their required duty training each month."