A proposed $37 billion amendment to the defense spending bill would include $1.4 billion in inflation-related bonuses, commissary support and more housing for service members feeling the adverse effects of inflation.
The provision was introduced by Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine. It also would provide an additional $3.5 million for military construction and $2.5 billion for fuel price increases. Another personnel-related provision calls for $1.7 billion in facilities sustainment, restoration, and modernization, in support of better quality of life.
Golden’s amendment also contains additional funding for the Navy’s DDG, FFG, expeditionary medical ship and littoral combat ship construction programs. The Navy and Marine Corps also would receive funding to procure more F/A-18, E-2D, C-130, V-22 and EC-37B aircraft.