Earlier this week, we found out that the Pentagon sent letters to the former soldiers asking they repay the bonuses they received for reenlistment - or face fines.
Lawmakers blasted the Pentagon's demand, calling it "disgraceful" and "insulting."
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the repayment process will be suspended as soon as it is practical.
Update: Not everyone is pleased by the announcement. Florida Rep. Vern Buchanan (R) said a temporary fix is not good enough.
“Not good enough,” said Buchanan in a new statement. “There is no middle ground on this issue. The Pentagon needs to tell veterans it will permanently – not temporarily – end its obscene effort to collect enlistment bonuses from a decade ago. The government also should apologize to all the veterans affected.”
Buchanan sent a letter to Carter asking whether the bonus repayment process would affect Florida veterans as well.