A House proposal to give troops their biggest pay raise in years has run into opposition from Senate lawmakers. A key Senate panel said it is backing the Obama administration proposal of a 1.6 percent military raise for the coming year, a rate that again falls below private sector wage growth and is at odds with the 2.1 percent pay hike that is part of the House's defense budget bill. The opposing numbers indicate Congress will again wrestle over how big of a raise to dole out as it crafts a defense budget. Last year, President Barack Obama ordered a 1.3 percent raise after a protracted House and Senate debate. For more details, see this Military.com news story and this Military Advantage blog post.
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