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House Approves 2.1% Troop Pay Raise in 2017 | Military.com

House Approves 2.1% Troop Pay Raise in 2017 | Military.com

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a 2.1 percent pay raise next year for troops.

The measure was included in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which the lower chamber overwhelmingly backed by a vote of 375-34. The massive $619 billion bill sets policy and spending goals for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1.

“This bipartisan bill focuses on our troops, America’s most important national defense resource,” Rep. William “Mac” Thornberry, a Republican from Texas and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said in a statement.

Source: House Approves 2.1% Troop Pay Raise in 2017 | Military.com