In recent weeks there has been debate in Congress over the passage of overtime pay revisions that could exempt millions of workers from receiving overtime pay. Currently those with professional degrees, such as doctors and lawyers, are not eligible for overtime. Under the new overtime regulations the exemption would extend to employees who lack degrees but have obtained essentially the same knowledge and skills through work experience, or some type of military or technical training. Firms like Boeing support these revisions as a way to exempt pilots and mechanics with military training from overtime pay eligibility. Now many vets are concerned that their military status could hurt them when it comes to overtime pay. Labor Department officials have said that there has been some confusion over the reference to military training, which they are confident can be cleared up.