WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) lauded Senate passage today of a measure that will restore cuts to the Cost of Living Adjustment for military retirees that were made in the recent omnibus appropriations. The restoration applies to current retirees and active duty military that began their service prior to January 1, 2014.
“A true marker of our Nation’s worth is our willingness to serve those who have served us. As we continue to wind down our military engagements, after a decade of war, we need to gear up our commitment to our veterans. These brave men and women made sacrifices with an expectation that we, their government, would keep our promises to them and their families. I am committed to making sure that our veterans receive the benefits they earned, and the support they were promised and rightfully deserve. The United States is the strongest Nation in the world because of our veterans and we owe them and their families our gratitude and our respect.”