Lawmakers Push to Restore Military Benefits
Lawmakers Push to Restore Military Benefits

Lawmakers and veterans groups are stepping up efforts to fight cuts to military benefits for retirees under the bipartisan budget agreement passed by Congress before the holiday break.

President Obama on Thursday put his signature on the two-year budget bill, which includes a contentious provision to pare down annual cost of living increases in benefits for military retirees under age 62, saving the government an estimated $6.3 billion over a decade.

Bills were introduced in the House this week by members on both sides of the aisle that would effectively undo pension cuts to military retirees.

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