VFW Legislative Alert
Oppose Budget Deal That Cuts Military Retiree COLA
December 12, 2013
Background: The House and Senate Budget
Committee have reached a deal within the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013
(H.J.Res 59) that includes a proposal to cut future cost of living adjustments
(COLA) by one percent for military retirees under age 62. VFW calculates
that this will have a devastating impact on retirement benefits for retirees
and survivors and jeopardizes the future value of military career benefits, and
adversely effects recruitment, retention and our national security.
Action Needed: Call and email your legislators today and
urge them to oppose any provision in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013
(H.J. Res. 89), that tries to balance the budget on the backs of our military
retirees. Tell them that current and future service men and women are watching.
Take action now!
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