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Julia B.
Democrat CA 26

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  • Repeal of Cut to Cola for Military Retirees Under 62

    by Representative Julia Brownley

    Posted on 2014-01-09

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    BROWNLEY of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. BROWNLEY of California. Mr. Speaker, on December 23, I introduced H.R. 3804, legislation to repeal an ill-conceived provision of the budget bill that reduced the cost-of-living adjustment for military retirees.

    As a member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, I believe our servicemembers, veterans, and their families must receive the benefits they have so honorably earned and deserve. These benefits are owed to them without equivocation.

    We should not balance the budget on the backs of military retirees who served our country so bravely for decades. They should not be punished because of Congress' failure to get our fiscal house in order. That is why I urge Speaker Boehner to allow a vote today on my bill, H.R. 3804, and repeal this egregious provision.

    Clearly, there is substantial bipartisan support to correct this. Let's vote on H.R. 3804 for our military retirees today.


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