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.