McGeehan’s Effort to Discharge Defend the Guard Act Fails

CHARLESTON — An effort Tuesday by Delegate Pat McGeehan, R-Hancock, to get a piece of legislation that would prohibit West Virginia’s National Guard reservists from serving in non-declared war zones failed in a tie vote.

A motion by McGeehan to discharge House Bill 2732, the Defend the Guard Act, failed 50-50, but not before a motion to table McGeehan’s discharge motion by House Majority Leader Amy Summers also failed 50-50, allowing House members to debate the original motion.

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