CNN’s Jake Tapper asked the question, and for many, the answer was obvious:

A strong social media campaign started by military spouses and families is turning up the heat on GOP leaders as well as Dems in protest of COLA benefit cuts for active duty soldiers in the trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill. The hashtag #KeepYourPromise was started to spread the word.

Talk host Hugh Hewitt lays out some of the details:

The House is expected to vote on the spending bill today. (Note: See update below)


A maddening thought:

Update: The spending bill has passed:

It now heads to the Senate: