House votes to restore military pensions
February 11th, 2014
03:00 PM ET
8 months ago

House votes to restore military pensions

Washington (CNNMoney) - The House on Tuesday passed a bill to restore pension increases for some 750,000 military retirees.

The House voted 326 to 90 to undo cuts to cost-of-living hikes for military pensions for all current retirees and anyone who enlisted before Jan. 1. The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday.

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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. xray vision

    Another gop bait and switch, you can't possibly think they care political props again . Memorial closing was enough for me, spare me the theatrics.

    February 11, 2014 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Where's Our $24 Billion?

    Pensions for vets? Republicans don't believe in that.

    February 11, 2014 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  3. smith

    This will be interesting to see the votes on this issue.

    February 11, 2014 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Did the Republicans cut someting else in order to pay for it? Their own code of conduct says that they must cut something.

    February 11, 2014 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    -–Repugnance want to cut funding, what can you expect? GOP is sad.

    February 11, 2014 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  6. Tampa Tim

    What will the GOBaggers cut in order to correct their stupidity?

    February 11, 2014 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  7. CB FL

    My question is why did they do this in the first place?

    February 11, 2014 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  8. Silence DoGood

    @Rudy NYC
    Did the Republicans cut someting else in order to pay for it? Their own code of conduct says that they must cut something.
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    Not a problem. All this immature behavior and phony posturing is ensuring that they are "cutting" off their nose to spite their face, as the saying goes.

    February 11, 2014 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  9. smith

    Well the House voted to restore military pensions. Now its time to see what the senate will do.

    February 11, 2014 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "This will be interesting to see the votes on this issue."

    Vastly bipartisan with the people who voted against it (mostly Teatrolls) being mostly the same people who try to run around claiming that Dems are the ones who don't care about our military personnel and veterans.

    February 11, 2014 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  11. carlos

    Have not noticed that the GOP has become the party of retribution? When there's a problem ( even perceived), some one needs to be punished. Voter fraud...punish the voters. Healthcare fraud.....take away healthcare. Food assistance fraud..... let them eat.............

    February 11, 2014 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    "Did the Republicans cut someting else in order to pay for it? Their own code of conduct says that they must cut something."

    The legislation pays for the restoration of benefits by extending the sequester cuts to mandatory spending under Medicare for one year, through 2024 instead of 2023.
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    "This will be interesting to see the votes on this issue."

    The final count was 326-90. The bill was opposed by 19 Republicans and 71 Democrats.

    February 11, 2014 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  13. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Republicans are such hypocrites! They wrap themselves in the flag and call themselves patriots and then screw the people who fight for our liberty! Vote them all out!

    February 11, 2014 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    In further news, before passing the veterans' benefits bill the House passed H.R. 3193, which is a proposal that would restructure the Consumer Protections Financial Bureau. The proposal would remove the Treasury Department's jurisdiction over the CPFB, and place it under a five-member board. I see this as a first step in dissolving the CPFB.

    February 11, 2014 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  15. Johnnie

    Democrats put this cut in. They hate military spending of any kind. Glad to see the Republicans corrected the Democrats mistake and attack on our veterans.

    February 11, 2014 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  16. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    @Johnnie
    Democrats put this cut in. They hate military spending of any kind. Glad to see the Republicans corrected the Democrats mistake and attack on our veterans.

    What are you smoking Johnnie?

    February 11, 2014 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  17. Silence DoGood

    Johnnie
    Democrats put this cut in. They hate military spending of any kind. Glad to see the Republicans corrected the Democrats mistake and attack on our veterans.
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    Obama hates the military and is cutting it AND will use the military to take over.
    Obama has done nothing AND is taking over everything.
    ACA will fail on its own AND the GOP has to defeat it or it will succeed.
    We all just hear blah, blah, blah, Random noise. Try to keep it quiet while you are running around aimlessly.

    February 11, 2014 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  18. TONE

    As a vet i feel like we were being used to figth the gop's, and their rich masters wars, all the fan fair yellow ribbons stckers support our vets, that support means give them what they need to figth. Then when the war is over, go to hell we have to take care of our rich masters at the expense of us vets take away their food stamps, and do not create any jobs for them, and let they and their families suffer. what a shame, if Americans stands with vets they must fire these clowns Nov 2014.

    February 11, 2014 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  19. Johnnie

    Sniffit
    Vastly bipartisan with the people who voted against it (mostly Teatrolls) being mostly the same people who try to run around claiming that Dems are the ones who don't care about our military personnel and veterans.
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    The bill was opposed by 19 Republicans and 71 Democrats.
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    OVER ONE THIRD of Democrats opposed this! OVER ONE THIRD of the House Democrats wanted to hurt our veterans!!!

    And all you Obama supporting monkeys claim the Democrats support the military? Liars, as usual.

    February 11, 2014 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  20. The REAL Truth...

    @Johnnie – Democrats put this cut in.
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    you really can't make this stuff up... Glenn Beck and Bobby Jindal were 100% correct.

    February 11, 2014 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  21. Rudy NYC

    Johnnie

    Democrats put this cut in. They hate military spending of any kind. Glad to see the Republicans corrected the Democrats mistake and attack on our veterans.
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    The majority party in the House writes the bills, Johnnie. That means Republicans. The benefits were originally cut because Republicans wanted to restore sequester cuts on defense spending. However, in their enthusiasm to re-ignite the military industrial complex they seem to have had forgotten that they needed to pay for their increased spending. Democrats held the Republicans' feet to the fire as they ate crow, and came up with cutting another part of the defense budget, veterans' benefits.

    February 11, 2014 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  22. The Real Tom Paine

    The reasons for opposing it may range from a desire to cut government spending to thinking that the veterans were owed more as a result of Congress playing Russian Roulette. I suggest people think about that possibility before drawing predictably partisan conclusions about the motives behind the votes.

    February 11, 2014 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |