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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 4:30 am

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top military leader pleaded with Congress on Monday to complete the defense bill before year’s end as Democrats and Republicans on the Armed Services committees reached agreement on compromise legislation to pay for warfighters, ships and aircraft.

Ramping up the pressure on House and Senate leaders, the panels’ top members unveiled a comprehensive, $632.8 billion bill that increases personnel pay by 1 percent, covers the cost of the war in Afghanistan and takes steps to address the epidemic of sexual assault in the military.

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      • Proud Mother of an Army Avi8er posted at 8:34 am on Tue, Dec 10, 2013.

        Proud Mother of an Army Avi8er Posts: 181

        Would Congress like it if all our men and women in the Armed Forces put down their weapons and stopped working until Congress reached an agreement on compromise legislation to pay for warfighters, ships and aircraft.

        WE THE PEOPLE need leaders in WAShington that have a backbone and not a wishbone.

        AMERICA and AMERICANS first...

         

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