Thursday, January 03, 2008

Department Engages Congress for Full 3.5 Percent Troop Pay Raise

"By Gerry J. Gilmore
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2007 – Military members will receive a 3 percent pay raise effective tomorrow, as President Bush urges Congress to revise some provisions regarding Iraq contained in the fiscal 2008 National Defense Authorization Act.
The president authorized the 3 percent pay raise in an executive order. The act includes authorization for a 0.5 percent additional pay raise for U.S. troops, but the president has, for now, elected not to sign the defense authorization bill in its present form while Congress is adjourned, a practice known as a 'pocket veto.'"
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1 comment:

CSB said...

Hi -- just found your site today, the day my #3 son was sworn in to the U.S. Navy. He follows #1 son who has been a Marine since 2003 (now on first tour in Iraq). #2 son more interested in grad school in D.C. -- all three born in Canada as dual citizens, but leaning southward all their lives. I'll keep an eye on your site. Thanks for the Pay Raise news!