Blocked Increases to TRICARE Co-Pays and Military Pay Caps. Congressman Forbes fought to defeat the President’s proposed changes to military pay which called for a one-percent pay cap, as well as the President’s proposed increases to TRICARE co-pays. Congressman Forbes believes that placing the burden of our fiscal challenges on the backs of our current and former servicemembers is wrong, especially considering the fact that our nation has asked so much of them over the last decade. Defense spending in support of our men and women in uniform is not the cause of our fiscal woes and cutting the benefits earned by our brave servicemembers is not the solution. Received the Navy's Distinguished Public Service Award. Congressman.