Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Armed Forces Benefits Protection Act
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has co-sponsored H.R. 6288, the Armed Forces Benefits Protection Act. The bill would ensure that military members who choose not to take the COVID-19 vaccine will receive no less than an honorable discharge, thereby retaining their eligibility for pension, benefits, and educational assistance.
The legislation was originally introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ).
Rep. Budd said in a statement:
“Members of America’s Armed Forces should not have their benefits threatened by President Biden’s vaccine mandate. These brave men and women serve and defend each and every one of us. They deserve the right to make their own choices and not be punished for that decision. Big thanks to Rep. Smith for taking the lead on this important legislation.”