Bush wants active-duty pay raise. (Security).
President Bush announced in February that he will seek a $1.4 billion military pay raise for fiscal year 2002. Of that, $400 million would go for across-the-board raises and $1 billion for incentives, such as re-enlistment bonuses. Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld agreed that these allocations are essential.
The $400 million is an increase over what the Clinton Administration had projected in January 2001. Bush's proposal boosts Clinton's across-the-board raise from 3.7% to 4.6%.
Overall, the Bush Administration has earmarked $5.7 billion to improve active-duty quality of life. This includes $3.9 billion for military health benefits and $400 million for better military housing.
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|Title Annotation:||fiscal year 2002|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2001|
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