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House committee rejects DoD budget proposals

from Military Officers Association of America

On April 15, MOAA chapter and council leaders from across the country visited nearly every congressional office to speak out against the DoD's proposed changes to TRICARE, pay and benefits. MOAA members strengthened this initiative by sending their elected officials nearly 44,000 communications reaffirming this message. The House Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee (HASC-P) listened. None of DoD's proposals to cut pay and benefits were included ... The subcommittee rejected DoD's request to reduce the commissary subsidy that would have led to reduced hours and operating days. Before making changes to the commissary system, subcommittee members are waiting for a congressionally mandated study on the effects of price markups in commissaries, which is due in September. more

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