Press releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, introduced an amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations bill that will protect military reservists and the National Guard from furloughs during government shutdowns.  This amendment would give reserve forces the same work protections as active duty military members. 

Members of the National Guard and military reservists play an integral role in communities across the country.  They are often the first ones called in when natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, wildfires and tornadoes strike. 

“Active duty military members continue working during government shutdowns.  Members of the National Guard and other reserve units should receive the same protections,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “Our men and women in uniform make tremendous sacrifices for our safety.  They shouldn’t be impacted by partisan bickering in Washington.”