Foster wants more support for active reservists

May 26, 2008 2:15:15 PM PDT
An Illinois lawmaker wants Congress to create a federal program to help support families of active duty reservists.U.S. Representative Bill Foster joined Illinois Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn Sunday to introduce legislation that would create a national military family relief fund.

State tax forms already have a check-off box that allow you to make donations to help military families.

The new initiative would give all federal taxpayers the option.

"This is about taking one extra step to show our heroes (that) we care about their well being, and their sacrifices are not forgotten," Foster said.

QUINN SAID RESERVISTS TAKE AN AVERAGE FIFTY PERCENT PAY CUT WHEN THEY LEAVE CIVILIAN JOBS TO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY.

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