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Troops get pay raise, funds for Cheyenne projects authorized in national defense bill


U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., voted to advance a bill Dec. 7 that would authorize $611 billion in funding for our national defense including a 2.1 percent pay raise for active-duty military service members. The bill would also authorize funding for construction projects in Laramie, Guernsey and Cheyenne. The bill omits language that was in an earlier version that would have required women to begin registering for Selective Service.

The Senate voted 92-7 to move forward with consideration of a final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017. The Senate i...

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