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Update: Congress is pushing for a 2.1% military pay raise for 2017 while the White House has proposed a 1.6% raise. We are providing both proposed pay charts on this page. Once the final legislation is signed we will be providing more detailed information.

House lawmakers have released a proposal for troops to receive a 2.1 percent pay raise in 2017. The White House has already requested a 1.6 percent pay raise for 2017, which is higher than 1.3 percent increase received by troops in 2016, but lower than the 2.1 percent raise called for by law to match private-sector wage growth.

By law troops are to receive a pay raise within 0.5 percent of the Employment Cost Index, which tracks civilian labor costs. The index for 2017 is projected to be 2.1 percent, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

If the 1.6 percent pay raise is passed into law, it will mark the fourth year troop pay has not kept pace with the private sector. The pay proposal is part of a larger $582.7 billion Pentagon budget proposal for fiscal 2017, which begins Oct. 1.

To see the White House's proposed 2017 pay rates, see this chart.

To see the 2.1 percent pay raise proposal, see this chart.

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