30 Dec '13, 2pm

Congress could reconsider military pension cut in January

Related Ryan-Murray deal hits younger, future military retirees Experts: DOD still faces cuts but dodges the worst Stars and Stripes' sequestration coverage A cut to military retirement pay in the budget signed Thursday by President Barack Obama has already triggered such a backlash that some lawmakers are vowing to overturn the pension change as soon as the House and the Senate reconvene Friday. Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON — A cut to military retirement pay in the budget signed Thursday by President Barack Obama has already triggered such a backlash that Congress may vote in January to toss it out. Some lawmakers who represent districts with a military presence — and who voted for the overall budget — are vowing to overturn the pension change as soon as the House and the Senate reconvene Friday. Several House and Senate lawmakers in both parties, responding...

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