Congress to Go Behind Obama to Give Soldiers Fair Wages
Congress bypassed President Barack Obama’s wishes and worked toward a compromise on a defense policy that would allow military personnel to see a 2.1 percent pay raise beginning in January — the highest increase they’ve seen in years.
The National Defense Authorization Act authorized the pay raise as well as an increase in defense funding, which included additional funds for U.S. war efforts in Afghanistan and against the Islamic State group, Politico reported.
The defense spending bill unveiled Tuesday also included an overhaul of the military health care system. – READ MORE