30 Apr '15, 10am

For the early risers: HASC approves $612 billion authorization bill with retirement overhaul #FY16NDAA

For the early risers: HASC approves $612 billion authorization bill with retirement overhaul #FY16NDAA

The U.S. Capitol (Photo: Wikipedia) 2368 CONNECT 59 TWEET 4 LINKEDIN 5 COMMENT EMAIL MORE The House Armed Services Committee early Thursday adopted a $612 billion defense authorization bill which would radically reform military retirement but reject changes to a host of other benefit trims proposed by the Pentagon. By a 60-2 vote, the panel approved the annual budget legislation after almost 19 hours of debate, setting the stage for a full House vote in mid-May. The bill is one of the most-followed measures among the defense community, because of the hundreds of policy renewals and revisions involved. This year, that includes provisions again rejecting Defense Department pleas for another base closure round, full funding for commissary operations despite Pentagon plans for trims, and passive support for a 2.3 percent pay raise despite White House insistence that a lower, 1...

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