2012-12-27 / News

Bill would give U.S. military raise in 2013

A bipartisan conference committee of U.S. Senate and House members has approved a final defense bill authorizing $633 billion in defense spending for 2013, including a 1.7 percent pay raise for U.S. military personnel.

The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013 also sets critical defense policies, including support for tighter sanctions on Iran and the phased withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan by 2014.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, the chairman of the subcommittee on seapower, says the bill will help provide critical resources to help defend our nation, protect our troops, and strengthen national security.

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