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    Big Grin 3.5% pay raise for 2008 ?

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    We can hope and pray!
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    shoooot I HOPE SO!
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    well they say it will, so i guess all we can do is sit around and play the waiting game and hope and pray that it does!!!!!!!

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    Honestly I think it was congresses way of trying to piss off the troops. JMO
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    The House has already approved it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USCGBoxerMom View Post
    The House has already approved it.
    I have not read or watched the news lately but my understanding is that all though the house has apporved it there was an attachment of a pull out date on it. If things have changed since then that is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amber V View Post
    Honestly I think it was congresses way of trying to piss off the troops. JMO
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    Here is some info I have found regarding the exact bill and the link

    http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-...110_cong_bills

    TITLE VI--COMPENSATION AND OTHER PERSONNEL BENEFITS

    Subtitle A--Pay and Allowances

    Sec. 601. Fiscal year 2008 increase in military basic pay.
    Sec. 602. Basic allowance for housing for reserve component members
    without dependents who attend accession
    training while maintaining a primary
    residence.
    Sec. 603. Income replacement payments for reserve component members
    experiencing extended and frequent
    mobilization for active duty service.
    Sec. 604. Participation of members of the uniformed services in Thrift
    Savings Plan.
    Sec. 605. Enhancement of referral bonus to encourage service in the
    Army.
    Sec. 606. Guaranteed pay increase for members of the Armed Forces of
    one-half of one percentage point higher
    than Employment Cost Index.



    Subtitle B--Matters Relating to Iraq

    Sec. 1221. Modification of authorities relating to the Special
    Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.
    Sec. 1222. Continuation of prohibition on establishment of permanent
    military installations in Iraq or United
    States control over oil resources of Iraq.
    Sec. 1223. Report on Department of Defense efforts to build the
    capacity of the Government of Iraq to carry
    out reconstruction activities in Iraq.
    Sec. 1224. Report on implementation of Multi-National Forces-Iraq/
    United States Embassy Baghdad Joint
    Campaign Plan and efforts to achieve
    political reform in Iraq.
    Sec. 1225. Report on training of the Iraqi Security Forces.
    Sec. 1226. Sense of Congress on responsibilities of the Iraqi Council
    of Representatives to enact laws to achieve
    political reform and diminish support for
    the insurgency in Iraq.

    Subtitle C--Matters Relating to Afghanistan

    Sec. 1231. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
    Sec. 1232. Report on progress toward security and stability in
    Afghanistan.
    Sec. 1233. Report on progress of the Department of Defense's counter-
    narcotics program for Afghanistan.
    Sec. 1234. United States plan for sustaining the Afghanistan National
    Security Forces.
    I am not sure what all it entails but my understanding is still that any request for withdrawls are being vetoed.
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