Congressman introduces legislation to give MoH recipients a $100k/yr pension

| September 24, 2022

A Texas Republican Congressman wants to dramatically upgrade the pension benefits for Medal of Honor recipients.

From The Daily Caller;

Republican Texas Rep. Troy Nehls introduced legislation Friday that would give Medal of Honor recipients a huge raise.

The Daily Caller obtained a copy of the Medal of Honor Act, which would increase the special pension for recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor to $8,333.33 a month, or $100,000 annually. Medal of Honor recipients currently receive a monthly pension of $1,489.73 per month in recognition of their service.

The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious military decoration awarded by the United States. According to the National Medal of Honor Museum, Congress has awarded the medal to 3,515 servicemembers since 1863, of whom 65 are still alive.

“The Medal of Honor is the highest military award that our nation can offer. The men and woman who have been awarded one have shown the very best of what America represents, courage, bravery and valor,” Nehls told the Caller before introducing the bill.

“If you can believe it, Medal of Honor Recipients only receive a pension of roughly $18,000 per year. Sadly, I have heard stories of Medal of Honor Recipients struggling financially, especially as they enter old age. We need to do better and I’m proud to introduce this legislation to ensure our country’s bravest are financially secure,” Nehls added.


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Old tanker

Given that that is still only 2/3 of what a congress critter gets and that there are far fewer living MOH recipients than congress slugs, I really do not have an issue with this. Of course if inflation keeps going up (FJB) then in another 5 years it will be worth $18k a year.




Congressional pay should be performance based. I would happily sit on the determining council. Wonder how AOC and the Squad would like negative pay?


With cost of living adjustments for inflation? (These days, you know… )

Last edited 1 year ago by Anonymous

What those MOH Recipients did is PRICELESS.


I’ve only known one MoH winner and he was well off. Still, I am certain he would have supported this effort, not for his sake but for the sake of others less fortunate.

He has gone on to Valhalla to clear the skies for those of us worthy enough to ascend. So I say to you, Colonel Thorsness our country was never, ever able to repay you for your many sacrifices and willingness to lay everything you had on the line for your fellow man.

RGR 4-78

Compared to all the wasteful spending that the U.S. government does, this would be a drop in the bucket and an honorable expenditure as well.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

the 6 figures that each member of the new congresional 4th Reich should have part of their salary taken out and to be given to these Vets.

Prior Service

On the other hand, a NDSM gets you a one time payout of $7 and bad knees.


More boob bait for the bubbas from the Republicans. This flag-waving bullshit is what you get instead of real policies that make a difference. And you eat it up every time. You should get zero money for the MOH, anything else is cheapens it.