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Republicans vow to add money to defense budget plan, troops' pay raise

from Military Times

President Obama’s $4.1 trillion budget proposal for next year was met with derision and distrust from Republicans on Capitol Hill, several of whom promised to work toward a bigger pay raise for troops and more money for the military. The budget request calls for $582.7 billion in defense spending in fiscal 2017 and includes a 1.6 percent pay raise for all troops, a decrease of about 20,000 soldiers and sailors, and $49.2 billion to fund continued operations in Afghanistan and the Middle East. more


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