House Authorization Bill Recommends 1.8 Percent Military Pay Raise

The FY 2014 defense authorization bill the House passed Friday provides a 1.8 percent pay raise for military personnel and rejects proposed military health care changes such as increases to TRICARE, according to Government Executive.

The 1.8 percent pay increase for military personnel is also included in the House fiscal 2014 defense spending bill, which the Appropriations Committee cleared last week. The spending bill does not provide for a civilian pay raise in 2014.

The Senate Armed Services Committee, however, has proposed a more modest military salary increase. The version of the authorization bill the Senate Armed Services Committee passed Thursday recommends a 1 percent pay raise for military personnel in 2014, the same as President Obama proposed in his budget.

If the Senate approves the committee’s bill, the two chambers will have to address the differing figures in conference committee.

Dan Cohen
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