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Proposed Combat Pay Increase 


Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) introduced legislation that would give servicemembers modest increases in their combat related special pays and the Family Separation Allowance. Specifically, the bill would raise the monthly hostile fire or imminent danger pay from $225 to $260; hazardous duty pay from $250 to $260; and the monthly family separation allowance from $250 to $285. According to information posted on his website, McNereny introduced a similar bill last year -- the Combat Act in 2010. Provisions from that bill subsequently passed the House with bipartisan support. But they obviously didn't make it through the Senate.