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Bi-partisan budget plan passes
A bi-partisan budget plan is on its way to President Barack Obama's desk.
The Senate gave final approval yesterday (Wednesday).
The plan funds the US Government into 2015.
But it also includes a 1-percent drop in the cost of living adjustment for service members who retire after 20 years.
The cut would be restored at age 62.
Cutting military pensions is certainly controversial, even Senators voting yes on the budget are demanding the benefits be restored.
"These hero's lay their lives on the line for us, and they deserve us to work to fix this provision so that they can receive the full benefits that they've earned."
"Of all the people we could have picked on to screw how could we have arrived here? How could we have done this?"
To salvage her bipartisan deal, Democratic Budget Chair Patty Murray promised to push new legislation to make sure disabled veterans who were injured fighting America's wars, won't lose their retirement benefits.
Murray even vowed to revisit the whole 6.2 billion dollar cut for military retirees.