egislative Update 22 November 2016: What’s Happening on Pay, Manpower, TRICARE, and SBP?

We have one Action Item this Thanksgiving week at the first Issue below

                                                        Issues 

                             Click on the underlined titles below:

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING ON PAY, MANPOWER, TRICARE, AND SBP?

Members of Congress will have a full plate when they get back from the Thanksgiving holiday

Future of FY17 defense bill uncertain – and you can help by sending a MOAA-suggested message.

 
 

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY: CLOSURE IS PREFERABLE TO RESTRICTING RETIREES

Over 6,800 participated in MOAA’s survey

MOAA members overwhelmingly favor expansion options instead of eligibility changes at Arlington National Cemetery.

 
 

NEW REPORT KNOCKS DOD’S EFFORT TO ACHIEVE COMMISSARY BUDGET NEUTRALITY

DoD falls short of congressional mandate

GAO report cites lack of data to support proposed commissary changes.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

                                             Collectively We Can and Are Making a Difference

 

FOR ALL, Please feel free to pass these Weekly Legislative Updates on to your group of Veteran Friends –

don’t be concerned with possible duplications – if your friends are as concerned as we are with Veteran issues, they probably won’t mind getting this from two or more friendly sources.

.                   That’s it for today- Thanks for your continuing help!

 

Legislative Update 18 November 2016: Will Your 2017 COLA Be Wiped Out?

We have no Action Items this week

                                           Issues 

                  Click on the underlined titles below:

 

2017 PART B PREMIUMS ANNOUNCED

Will your entire COLA increase get wiped out?

Find out how much you’ll pay for health care next year.

 
 

KEEP YOUR GOVERNMENT HANDS OFF MY [BLANK] 

Your voice matters beyond Election Day

In his November As I See It column, MOAA Government Relations VP Col. Steve Strobridge, USAF (Ret) says the issues weren’t won or lost on Nov. 8.

 
 

COLA BUBBLES — UP 

October CPI announced

The FY17 COLA starts in the black for the first time since 2012.

 
 

TRICARE CONTRACTS WON’T BE CHANGED

GAO rejects protests of contract awards

DoD is moving forward, but the fight may not be over.

 

 

 

 

 

                                             Collectively We Can and Are Making a Difference

 

FOR ALL, Please feel free to pass these Weekly Legislative Updates on to your group of Veteran Friends –

don’t be concerned with possible duplications – if your friends are as concerned as we are with Veteran issues, they probably won’t mind getting this from two or more friendly sources.

.                    That’s it for today- Thanks for your continuing help!