September 27th, 2006, 11:55
Congress OKs Military Pay Boost
House and Senate negotiators approved the 2.2 percent military pay increase that President Bush requested in his February budget. The $447 billion Pentagon funding bill also provides a new $70 billion infusion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The additional war funds bring the total approved by Congress for the two wars to more than $500 billion.
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September 27th, 2006 11:55
September 27th, 2006, 14:21
2.2% is way too little, but still better than nothing.