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House lawmakers will propose a 4.6 percent pay raise for service members in 2023 as part of the annual defense authorization bill but are also mandating a series of studies into the issue of military pay to ensure it’s keeping pace with civilian wages and families’ financial needs. As part of the House Armed Services Committee’s personnel section of the annual military policy legislation, officials are backing the White House’s call for a 4.6 percent pay raise to go into effect Jan. 1, 2023. That recommendation follows federal formulas calculating the yearly rise in civilian sector wages and would be the highest pay raise for troops in 20 years.