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Looming federal budget fight could hit military pay and bonuses | MilitaryTimes

Looming federal budget fight could hit military pay and bonuses | MilitaryTimes

The latest congressional impasse over the federal budget could hit troops’ bonuses starting next month, unless a deal is reached in the next few weeks.

Pentagon leaders have been warning lawmakers for weeks that some of their proposed budget fixes could leave military units without enough funds for equipment maintenance, training hours and base programs.

But the looming payroll problem facing the military could take anticipated specialty pays and retention bonuses away from troops as budget planners scramble to fill gaps in their available funding.

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