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Coalition valued associates send letter to Congress

from SaveOurBenefit

The Coalition to Save our Military Shopping Benefits sent a letter this week to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate and House Committees on Armed Services. “We strongly urge Congress to reject the Department of Defense (DoD) FY 2016 budget proposal to cut $322 million in funding for commissaries along with changes to legislation that would enable these cuts. The Pentagon's budget cuts will destroy the commissary benefit, which is cherished and valued by millions of military personnel and their families, will severely impact young families and fixed income retirees, and will eliminate much needed jobs for the military community." ... Military families have been saying for months that higher prices and reduced savings will drive them to shop elsewhere — eliminating their earned benefit, impacting exchange sales and putting at risk hundreds of millions in exchange dividends that fund vital community support programs. more

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