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Bid for a higher military pay raise fizzles amid partisan fighting in Congress

from Military Times

A last-minute bid by House Republicans to dramatically boost next year's planned military pay raise to 4% and add nearly $1 billion in military personnel spending failed amid partisan fighting over the annual defense authorization bill. The White House and Pentagon leaders have pushed for a 3.1% pay raise for troops next year, the largest for the armed services in a decade. Both House and Senate lawmakers have already backed that figure. more

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