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House Approves Military Pension Bill

The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to restore full cost of living increases to pension benefits for younger military retirees, responding eagerly to election-year pressure from veterans groups.


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GOP Considers Undoing Veteran Cuts In Exchange For Debt Ceiling Hike

House Republican leaders are weighing a plan to reverse a recently passed cut to military pensions as the price for increasing the government’s borrowing cap.


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GOP Senator: Budget Cuts Affect Survivor Benefits

A pension cut for military retirees in last month’s budget agreement that riled veterans groups and several lawmakers extends to survivors’ benefits and special compensation for combat.