Trump Raises Pay For All American Soldiers At Levels Not Seen In Ten Years

By Theodore Shoebat

Trump recently signed a bill that raises the pay for American soldiers at levels not seen in ten years. As we read in a report from

President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law a $670 billion defense spending measure that includes money for the largest boost to service members’ pay in nearly 10 years and increases in troops, equipment and weapons for the 2019 fiscal year.

The so-called “minibus” appropriations measure, H.R. 6157, is part of a larger package of more than $850 billion to fund labor, health and human services and education priorities. It also funds priorities directed in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

Trump’s approval Friday marks the first time in about 10 years that the Defense Department won’t operate under a temporary funding measure, otherwise known as a continuing resolution, for the start of its fiscal year. The 2019 fiscal year begins Monday.

“Today, I signed into law important legislation to rebuild our military, protect our communities, and deliver a better future for all Americans,” Trump said Friday in a statement.

Trump said the legislation secured funding to order 93 new F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighters, 142 Apache and Black Hawk helicopters and 13 Navy battle force ships.

“America is being respected again — and our people are being protected again. I am pleased to have signed this bill into law,” he said.

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