Though the raise is meant to be based on economic indicators, the White House and Congress often set a different rate.
Most military members will see a bump in their Jan. 15 paychecks.
The 2.6 percent pay raise is still guaranteed, but the release of the military pay charts has been put on hold.
Military pay would likely not be affected in a threatened partial government shutdown on Dec. 21.
The House on Wednesday approved a defense spending measure to direct more than $670 billion towards a wave of DoD increases.
The military compensation system has over 70 separate types of pay and allowances -- that's a lot to keep track of.
The Senate on Thursday approved a massive spending bill that would direct more than $670B towards a wave of DoD increase.
The president called it "the most significant investment in our military and in our warfighters in modern history."
The Senate approved a $716 billion defense policy bill that would authorize a wave of DoD increases, including troops' pay.
Lawmakers approve a 2.6 percent military pay raise for 2019 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, or H.R. 2810...