(WJHL) – One of the biggest pay raises in 10 years is heading to our troops.
According to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the funding for that raise is part of a bill recently signed by President Trump.
It’s called the “Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.”
Under the bill, $738 billion will go to the US Department of Defense and the Department of Energy.
It also includes a more than 3% pay increase for military members, increases employment opportunities for military spouses, and it reforms the private military housing program to provide better access to safe and affordable housing.
Senator Alexander released a statement on the bill saying, “Governing is about setting priorities, and this bill shows our priority is the men and women who serve in our armed forces.”