Trump signed a $738 billion National Defense Authorization Act to Americas Heroes. 2020 marks the first time in over a decade providing to our War Heroes with a bi-partisan bill. The Senate voted 86 votes, almost all in favor of this bill.
This bill includes a raise, 12 weeks paid parental leave, funding to The Wall, and Space force. As well as raising the smoking age to 21 and repealing "Cadillac Tax" on all health plans. Wow!
I will be signing our 738 Billion Dollar Defense Spending Bill today. It will include 12 weeks Paid Parental Leave, gives our troops a raise, importantly creates the SPACE FORCE, SOUTHERN BORDER WALL FUNDING, repeals “Cadillac Tax” on Health Plans, raises smoking age to 21! BIG!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2019
Here are the basic pay raises since 2007:
1 January 2007: 2.2%
1 April 2007: 0.5%
1 January 2008: 3.5%
1 January 2009: 3.9%
1 January 2010: 3.4%
1 January 2011: 1.4%
1 January 2012: 1.6%
1 January 2013: 1.7%
1 January 2014: 1.0%
1 January 2015: 1.0%
1 January 2016: 1.3%
1 January 2017: 2.1%
1 January 2018: 2.4%
1 January 2019: 2.6%
"The Pentagon budget bill signed by President Donald Trump includes funding for a 3.1 percent pay raise for the troops. Military Times reports it’s the largest raise American soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines have seen in more than ten years.
But that’s not the only big-ticket item in the new budget. Space Force will officially take flight as the sixth branch of the United States military. American taxpayers will cover the cost of new southern border wall construction. And more than 2,000,000 civilian federal workers are now eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental and family leave.
President Trump signed the spending bill into law before heading to South Florida for the holidays. Reuters reports it passed the Senate with 86 votes – meaning it was truly bipartisan. "
With all this great news for our troops, Space Force has officially been created by this bill. Since 2018 this has been in sight of President Trump and thankfully established! 1947 was the last time a branch has been added to our military. The U.S Air Force was the last established branch in our military if you didn't know.
70 years is just incredible for our Military as well as such an amazing pay raise in over a decade!