Senate Approves Spending Package With Military Pay Raise, No Labor Dept. Pay Freeze

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Spend spend spend.

One thing the GOP is not these days is fiscally conservative. And sadly, no one else in Washington is either.

(From Government Executive)

The Senate on Thursday voted 85-7 to approve a $857 billion spending package for the Defense, Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services departments, confirming the biggest raise for military personnel in nearly a decade and avoiding a proposed freeze on civilian pay at the Labor Department.

The minibus spending bill (H.R. 6157), which represents more than 60 percent of federal discretionary spending in fiscal 2019, as approved in the Senate affirms a 2.6 percent pay increase for members of the military initially proposed by President Trump and backed by the House.

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