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Congressman McNerney bill to raise pay danger pay for Military passed house.

Original post made by Ron, Danville, on May 30, 2010

Provisions to raise certain types of pay for members of the armed forces passed the House of Representatives on Friday.

The provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act to bump up pay for troops in dangerous situations originated in legislation introduced by Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, after he returned from a trip to Afghanistan, according to a news release from his office Friday.

The bill would increase "hostile fire pay" and "imminent danger pay" from $225 to $260 per month. Hostile fire pay is for troops exposed to enemy fire or mines. Imminent danger pay is for those serving in specifically designated areas.

The bill would also increase the family separation allowance from $260 to $285 per month.

The bill will head to the Senate for consideration.

Comments (7)

Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on May 30, 2010 at 8:28 am

Wish we heard from McNerney sometime when he wasn't running for re-election.

Posted by Chet
a resident of Danville
on May 31, 2010 at 7:34 am

Our fine Congressman Jerry McNerney has been hard at work for us all on a constant basis. His work for our veterans, soldiers and families has been terrific and is confirmed by the bills he authored and were passed in Congress. Thank you Jerry McNerney!!!

Posted by Farmer Dave
a resident of another community
on May 31, 2010 at 7:54 am

Farmer Dave is a registered user.

Rick Pshaw: In case you aren't up on your Civics, members of the US Congress run for re-election every two years. Given the time it takes for a bill to make its way through committees and onto the House agenda, it may take as long as two years for a bill to be passed.

Posted by TreeTop
a resident of Danville
on May 31, 2010 at 10:26 am

I met Congressman Jerry McNerney some weeks ago at function in Dublin (California, that is). The general feeling regarding our full legislative body is to "kick the bums out". That is not a fair assessment as far as Congressman McNerney is concerned. He is a hard worker and a fine individual. He is the only one that I would elect to keep. The rest remain in that catagory, "THROW THE BUMS OUT".

Posted by collins
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on May 31, 2010 at 10:29 am

Chet and Farmer Dave: I appreciated both of your reponses. Congressman McNerney should be thanked for all his hard work, especially for veterans and those currently serving. We can not pay those fine men and women enough. I wonder why we pay so little to those who educate our children and those who defend freedom, and put their lives on the line? So sad.

Posted by Ken
a resident of Diablo
on May 31, 2010 at 12:56 pm

McNerney's support of our soldiers and veterans is popular and hard to criticize, but in the end it is his bad decisions on major votes like wastful stimilus (unfiltered political patronage), and an unrealistic expansion of healthcare entitlements (union deals and more political patronage) that show him to lack courage and common sense. He is nothing more than Nancy Pelosi's lap dog, and his motives are purely political to the core. He needs to go.

Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on May 31, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Dear Farmer,

If you think the timing on this bill is random, you are the one who needs a lesson in civics (and politics).

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