At least some of the massive changes proposed in January by a panel reviewing the military retirement system are getting House and Senate panel backing.

The Military Times reported Tuesday that House Armed Services Committee leaders gave their blessing to aspects of the recommendations made in January by the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission.

On Wednesday, it reported that the Senate Armed Services Committee followed suit, with Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, saying that the Senate committee also planned to follow the commission's recommendations.

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