The proposed 2007 military pay raise is still an open question. Members of the military community are wondering what the 2007 proposed military pay will bring so that they can plan accordingly. Military Connection is pleased to provide the two 2007 proposed military pay charts. We have included the U.S. Senate's proposed 2007 military pay charts. The U.S. House of Representative's proposed 2007 military pay charts are also included for the use of our audience. The two plans differ and our audience may compare them.
The President's 2007 proposed pay increase reflects a 2.2 percent pay raise for federal civilian employees and members of the armed forces yesterday, making this the very first time that President Bush has asked for equivalent raises for both groups. Last year military members received a 3.1 military pay raise and the prior year military members received a 3.5 percent military pay adjustment making this year's proposed military pay raise somewhat low. Congress voted to raise the military pay rate on its own, initiating the pay parity battle.
Congress has somewhat different points of view. The United States Senate's version of the 2007 Defense Authorization Bill will provide all service members a 2.2 percent basic military pay raise effective January 1, 2007, as proposed by the Bush Administration. However, several Senate Democrats are proposing a higher proposed military pay raise. These Democratic Senators cite the challenges of recruitment and retention of an all-volunteer military especially during war time. They also addressed the many sacrifices that the military is making for our nation.
The U.S. House of Representatives proposed 2007 military pay will provide all troops a 2.7 percent raise that will become effective on January 1, 2007. Both versions of the bill have accepted, with no changes, the administration proposal for a second wave of additional targeted raises effective April 1 for almost all warrant officers and some E-5s, E-6s and E-7s. But because these targeted increases would be based on the as-yet undecided pay table that will take effect on January 1, 2007, the amount of the April raises is also up in the air.
The 2007 proposed military pay and 2007 proposed pay charts are provided to our audience. You will find the U.S. Senate's 2007 proposed military pay and 2007 proposed military pay charts for officers and enlisted. You will also find the U.S. House of Representative's proposed 2007 military pay and 2007 proposed military pay charts. Click on the links provided.