Troops would receive a 2.1 percent pay raise in 2017 under a plan released by House lawmakers last week. The draft legislation from the House Armed Services Committee's Personnel Subcommittee was among the first to be released as part of the process to amend, or mark-up, the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which sets policy goals and spending targets for the year beginning Oct. 1. The White House had requested a 1.6 percent pay raise for 2017, which is higher than the 1.3 percent increase received by troops this year, but lower than the 2.1 percent raise which would match private-sector wage growth. For more details on the pay raise and other changes in the bill, see this Military.com article.
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