A 1.6-percent pay raise for military members was proposed as part of the president's fiscal 2017 budget. But, by law troops are to supposed to receive a pay raise within 0.5 percent of the civilian sector wages as determined by the Employment Cost Index. The index for 2017 is projected to be 2.1 percent, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Some in the House of Representatives are vowing to fight for a larger pay increase for troops. Read the full story on Military.com.
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