published Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Bill would give National Guard a seat alongside Joint Chiefs

Tennessee’s U.S. senators have co-sponsored a bill that would give the National Guard a seat alongside the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Republicans Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker co-sponsored the National Guard Empowerment and State-National Defense Integration Act, which also would stabilize funding for guard domestic missions, provide more transparency to how the guard gets equipment and require the Pentagon to assess the cost savings and feasibility of shifting more of the nation’s defense responsibilities to the Guard and Reserve.

The House approved a similar bill in May. If this bill passes the Senate it likely will be signed into law by the president, according to the National Guard Association of the United States.

about Staff Report...

Get breaking news from the Times Free Press on Twitter at or by visiting us on Facebook or Twitter at the right:

Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
please login to post a comment

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »


Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.