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    Reversing ‘Alarming Erosion’ in Military Quality of Life Requires Biden Funding Request, Top Lawmakers Say

    Reversing ‘Alarming Erosion' in Military Quality of Life Requires Biden Funding Request, Top Lawmakers Say

    The White House needs to ask Congress for enough money to reverse an “alarming erosion” of quality of life in the in its fiscal 2025 budget request, bipartisan leaders from the House Armed Services Committee wrote in a recent letter to President Joe Biden.

    In a letter dated Feb. 16 and released publicly Tuesday, the chairmen and ranking members of the full committee and its military quality-of-life subpanel pressed Biden to “focus significantly more attention and resources” on service members' quality of life in its upcoming budget request.

    “The committee's quality-of-life inquiry thus far has revealed an alarming erosion of military quality of life that, if not addressed quickly, will soon place the all-volunteer at risk,” Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Ala.; Adam Smith, D-Wash.; Don Bacon, R-Neb.; and Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., wrote in the letter. “Reversing this decline will require a national commitment of resources to address quality-of-life concerns for service members and their families.”

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    The letter comes after months of work both publicly and privately by the committee's quality-of-life panel, launched last year to examine military pay, housing, health care, child care and spouse employment amid a growing pile of media and watchdog reports of problems in those areas.

    The panel, led by Bacon and Houlahan, held…

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