Governor Calls on Congress to Repay the Illinois National Guard for Mission in D-C Earlier This Year

Governor J-B Pritzker is calling on Congress to repay the Illinois National Guard for its mission in D-C earlier this year.

Guard units across the country assisted with security after the January sixth riots at the U-S Capitol, but still haven’t been reimbursed by the federal government.

Illinois Adjutant General Major General Richard Neely said last week that they are owed 31 million dollars, leaving a big funding shortfall.

Governor Pritzker says Congress needs to act with urgency to protect the integrity of the National Guard.