The House voted Tuesday in favor of a bill that would restore pension increases to hundreds of thousands of military retirees.
Legislators voted 326 to 90 to undo cuts to cost-of-living hikes for military pensions for all current retirees and anyone who enlisted before January 1st.
The Senate is expected to vote on the matter Wednesday.
The vote comes after a December deal to fund the federal government led Congress to trim cost-of-living raises for military retirees, starting in 2015.
The move was expected to save the government more than $6 billion, but meant about 750,000 retirees would see their pensions shrink.
A Congressional Research Service Report released in February says enlisted members would lose an average of $69,000 over their lifetime with the planned cuts.
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