Heck to Continue Push for Full Pay Raise in NDAA

Press Release

Date: Sept. 6, 2016
Location: Washington, DC

As the House and Senate return to Washington to resume negotiations on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17), Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today reiterated his support for providing troops with the full 2.1% pay increase as required by law.

Rep. Heck's continued push for the full pay raise comes following President Obama's decision to reject the full raise, instead giving troops a 1.6% increase. This year marks the fourth in a row that the President has not supported giving our troops the full pay raise.

"Our men and women in uniform deserve a full pay raise," Rep. Heck said. "The global security environment is not getting any safer and deployments aren't getting any easier, yet our military families are constantly asked to do more with less. This is unacceptable. I remain committed to ensuring our troops and their families receive the full pay raise they have earned."

Background:

The House-passed FY 17 NDAA fully funds the 2.1% pay raise our troops are entitled to under law while blocking the President's ability to reduce troop pay. The lower pay increase mandated by the President means a young military family would receive about $336 less this year than the law provides. Over four years of a lower raise, the family will have lost between $1,500 and $2,000.


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