NDAA Conference Committee Report Coming Soon

NDAA Conference Committee Report Coming Soon 
The House and Senate have passed their versions of the FY2018 Defense Authorization bill. A conference committee will be appointed to resolve the differences between the two bills. The Senate bill provides for substantial TRICARE fee increases by repealing the so-called grandfather clause that would exclude veterans who retired before January 1, 2018 from TRICARE increases. The Senate bill also increases pharmacy co-pays, provides for a smaller active duty pay increase (2.1% vice 2.4%) and makes further cuts to Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). Once the differences between the two versions are resolved, the final bill will be submitted to both chambers of Congress. If approved, it will then be sent to President Trump to be signed into law or vetoed.

Members are strongly urged to use the online Action Center to ask your Representative to oppose these onerous Senate provisions in the final Defense Authorization bill (H.R.2810).

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of FRA.

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