Tomorrow morning Senators Webb and Hagel will announce that they are reintroducing Webb's amendment on responsible rotation cycle: henceforth the amendment will be the Bi-Partisan Webb-Hagel Amendment on Responsible Rotation Cycles. From Senator Jim Webb's office:
The Webb-Hagel amendment seeks to provide a safety net for our troops by requiring that active-duty troops and units have at least equal time at home as the length of their previous tour in Iraq or Afghanistan. The amendment also requires that no National Guard or Reserve members and units could be redeployed to Iraq or Afghanistan within three years of their previous deployment.Senator Webb has taped a video appeal for your support; that message can be viewed here.
In July, the Webb-Hagel amendment received support from 56 Senators. The legislation has also been endorsed by a number of military and family organizations including the Military Officers Association of America, the National Military Families Association, Veterans for America, VoteVets.org, and Major General Robert B. Newman Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia.
In addition, if you are a member of the press or a blogger, Senators Webb and Hagel will be holding a media availability tomorrow morning to discuss their amendment and their plans for obtaining the votes necessary to push this critical legislation through. The information for that meeting is:
Senators Jim Webb and Chuck HagelThis legislation is a critical test of support for our fighting men and women. Support for this measure will demonstrate a genuine commitment to providing our warriors with the time they need at home between deployments to maintain marriages, raise families, and pursue their American dreams. Those who oppose this bill must forever forfeit any claim to support our troops.
WHAT: Media Availability
WHEN: Wednesday, September 19th at 10:00am
WHERE: Radio/TV Gallery, S-325