The Congress: Work Done

Moving with uncommon dispatch, the 88th Congress last week:

— Approved, by a 333-to-5 House vote, a $1.2 billion military pay boost, which the President quickly and "with great pleasure" signed into law (see box). Effective as of Oct. 1, the raise is the first for servicemen since 1958, gives its highest-percentage increases to younger officers and noncoms as incentives to keep them in uniform. For those who are risking their lives in such cold war hot spots as Viet Nam but are technically ineligible for combat pay, there will be an...

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