SENATE APPROVES PACKAGE RAISING MILITARY PAY AND NO PAY FREEZE FOR LABOR DEPARTMENT - August 27, 2018
Senate Approves Spending Package With Military Pay Raise, No Labor Dept. Pay Freeze
By Erich Wagner, 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.