Earlier this week, Senate Republicans, under the leadership of Mitch McConnell, came to an agreement with Democrats on a $1.7 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.
The bill gives another $44.9 billion to Ukraine — where it disappears into the ether.
According to Roll Call, “The package includes $858 billion in defense spending, a nearly 10 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, and $787 billion in nondefense spending, close to an 8 percent increase. It also would provide roughly $85 billion in supplemental funding for Ukraine and disaster relief.”
But despite the price tag, the bill does not secure the open US border with Mexico.
And the bill does little to help working Americans or their families.
Nationa Guard members were informed this week that their check will not come in until after Christmas.
$45 billion for the Ukrainian military – But no Christmas presents for National Guardsmen here at home.
Hello gents, if you have been tracking, the pay
issue that has been plaguing the unit and the
division as well. This info is from the CSM.
Good afternoon CSsM
You are probably already tracking there are pay
issues. Many Soldiers were due pay today. They
received LES but did not receive the funds.
Here’s what we know.
1) The issue is Nation wide
2) The issue seems to be at DFAS and is related to
3) NGB was not made aware of the issue or
“decision” prior to today
4) NGB is currently working the issue with DFAS
5) we would hope the issue is rectified today or
This is unfortunate and can cause serious issues
and aggravation across the formation which are
understandable. Especially 2 days before
I think the messaging is important that it’s
understood the issues are at the highest levels and
that everyone in the Division and State are pushing
for immediate resolution.
This is a message from the BDE CSM.
And, for the record, Trump was right click HERE
********This is despicable