McNerney bill for military raises passes
WASHINGTON, DC — This week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.
Included in the legislation were two amendments authored by Congressman Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, requiring a pay raise for military service members.
The bill will take effect Jan. 1, 2020, and will also direct the Department of Defense to design a plan to reduce the intensity of military facilities’ water consumption.
“Every day, the men and women of our armed forces serve and protect our nation,” McNerney said. “Their patriotism should not be politicized. This tactic of delaying a pay raise for service members has been used in the past, but my amendment will prevent the livelihood of our troops from being used as a political weapon.”