GOP senators trying to salvage military pensions

On Monday, Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, introduced an amendment to restore full retirement pay for current and future military retirees. The current budget agreement worked out by Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington) and Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) cuts benefits by more than $6 billion.

Wicker believes the proposed cuts represent a “broken promise” to those who have voluntarily chosen to serve their nation in the military. He adds it’s “not a matter of nickels and dimes” for veterans.

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