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Senate rolls out defense spending bill with $800 million for Virginia military construction

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024
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As the U.S. House of Representatives approved an annual defense policy bill Friday that is loaded with conservative priorities, the Senate Armed Services Committee unveiled its version of the defense budget. The Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act includes more than $800 million for Virginia military construction projects. The plan overall provides a 4.5% pay raise for military personnel, and an additional 1% pay raise for junior enlisted service members with paygrades E-1 through E-3. It includes a 2% pay raise for Department of Defense civilian employees. “This...

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