Rolling Out the Green Carpet

Gulf victors return to jobs, perks and other pleasures

A popular war sure has its pluses. While federal law ensures that the . nation's 225,000 active reservists can go home to their old jobs -- and paychecks -- many companies and legislators want to do even more for the victorious troops, the first of whom are now returning. Congress is suddenly awash in bills that would award them all sorts of benefits: health care, increased G.I. Bill education benefits, better access to home loans. The House of Representatives this week may vote on a bill to raise combat pay, retroactive to Jan. 16, the day the war began.

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