Congress clears bill ending military pension cuts

This photo taken Feb. 12, 2014 shows Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, walking with Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congress has sent President Barack Obama legislation restoring full cost-of-living pension increases for younger military retirees, a capitulation to veterans groups that opposed a modest cut when it was enacted late last year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress voted Wednesday to restore full cost-of-living pension increases for younger military retirees, completing a bipartisan capitulation to veterans groups that rose up against a modest cut when it was enacted less than two months ago.

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