Congress pushes for larger military pay raise

WASHINGTON (WVEC) -- The House Armed Services Committee is backing a full 2.4 percent pay raise for service members next year.

That's about 0.3 percent larger than the paycheck boost recommended by President Trump.

If it becomes law, the raise will represent only the second time since 2010 that troops have received a boost of more than 2 percent. It translates roughly into $50 more per month for most junior enlisted troops, and another $115 for younger officers.

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