Delegates move along bill requiring congressional war declaration to activate W.Va. Guard for combat

February 12, 2020

By Brad McElhinny in News  February 11 2020 at 7:21PM

CHARLESTON W.Va.   Last week Delegate Pat McGeehan lost on a tie vote  a motion on the House floor to discharge from committee a bill that would prohibit West Virginias National Guard reservists from serving in non-declared war zones.

But McGeehan a former Air Force captain who served in Afghanistan did secure a promise that the bill would be considered in committee. And on Tuesday afternoon during the final 15 minutes of a committee meeting a majority of delegates voted to pass the bill along.

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