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House panel votes to end 2001, 2002 war authorizations

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WASHINGTON ― The House Appropriations Committee approved separate measures to end the 2001 and 2002 war authorizations, which underpin U.S. counterterror operations ― the latest attempt by lawmakers to curb President Donald Trump’s war-making powers. At the panel’s deliberations on the fiscal 2021 defense spending bill on Tuesday, members voted on two amendments to the […]

Key Senate panel approves 3 percent pay raise for troops next year

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A key Senate panel on Tuesday approved a 3 percent pay boost for troops starting next January, with bipartisan support for the idea. The mark matches the expected pay boost prescribed under federal statute and, if approved, would represent the first time in a decade that troops have seen consecutive years with salary boosts of […]