House passes bill to change Guard paid leave policy

Kline got involved in the issue because a group of 2,000 Minnesota Guard members were affected by the change. He said some of those members could lose up to 27 days of paid leave under the policy change.

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The Pentagon established the post-deployment leave program in 2007 to give Guard members extra leave if they had more than 12 months' worth of deployments. In October, the Pentagon reduced the amount of extra time from four days per month to one to two days.

Kline has argued that the policy is fine, but it should not count for those who were deployed before the rule change went into effect.