Congressman McNerney bill to raise pay danger pay for Military passed house.
Original post made by Ron on May 30, 2010
The provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act to bump up pay for troops in dangerous situations originated in legislation introduced by Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, after he returned from a trip to Afghanistan, according to a news release from his office Friday.
The bill would increase "hostile fire pay" and "imminent danger pay" from $225 to $260 per month. Hostile fire pay is for troops exposed to enemy fire or mines. Imminent danger pay is for those serving in specifically designated areas.
The bill would also increase the family separation allowance from $260 to $285 per month.
The bill will head to the Senate for consideration.
on May 30, 2010 at 8:28 am
Wish we heard from McNerney sometime when he wasn't running for re-election.
on May 31, 2010 at 7:34 am
Our fine Congressman Jerry McNerney has been hard at work for us all on a constant basis. His work for our veterans, soldiers and families has been terrific and is confirmed by the bills he authored and were passed in Congress. Thank you Jerry McNerney!!!
on May 31, 2010 at 7:54 am
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Rick Pshaw: In case you aren't up on your Civics, members of the US Congress run for re-election every two years. Given the time it takes for a bill to make its way through committees and onto the House agenda, it may take as long as two years for a bill to be passed.