Government Spending

Senate Could Vote to Restore Military Pension Cuts Next Week

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The Senate may consider a proposal to restore cuts to the pensions of working-age military retirees as early as Monday, according to a Senate aide.

The measure was inserted in an omnibus veterans bill sponsored Thursday by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and would repeal the $6 billion in cuts made to veterans' pensions included in the 2013 Bipartisan Budget Act. 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) invoked "Rule 14" last Thursday, which will allow the bill to bypass committee votes and go straight to the Senate floor, an aide for Sanders said.