Service Members Receive Financial Support from House for Extended Stop-Loss Orders

Members of the House of Representatives are showing their support for troops required to stay on active duty on extended leave by stop-loss orders by cosponsoring a bill aimed at providing them extra pay. The bill, backed by 21 House members, calls for an additional $1,500 to be provided to troops on involuntary extended leave each month of extended service.

In May of this year, Democratic Rep. Betty Sutton asked the Army to cease its use of the stop-loss program by sponsoring a nonbinding resolution. Sutton is the chief sponsor of the bill.

“After honorably serving their country, too many of our brave service men and women are being told they cannot return home to their families when scheduled, instead being forced to serve additional tours of duty. This is unjust and it undermines the voluntary nature of the military.”

For Sutton and her fellow House bill supporters, the logic behind stop-loss makes sense, but she believes the end result may actually deter men and women from enlisting. offers the most up-to-date military finance articles on the web. We constantly update our information to include the most relevant military news. As such, we will happily post your press releases, newsletters, professional conferences and more to increase visibility. There is something for everyone on Everything here is free to users. From our extensive job board to our virtual job fair, we offer a multitude of resources for military and veteran job seekers. Surf our directory of employers that consists of over 30,000 employers, read the latest job tips and columns written by job experts or post a job yourself by signing up as an employer. Along with career and finance articles, offers a great amount of informational resources on education benefits for military members, veterans and their families, like the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Check out our scholarship directory for the latest scholarship opportunities available to military and veterans. For all your military needs, visit, your “go-to” site for everything military.