Category Archives: Legislative

Why Obama Can—and Must—Cut Defense Spending – Barney Frank | The Atlantic

By Barney Frank, a Democrat, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 2013. There were so many encouraging signs for liberals in the election results this year…

Group of GOP, Dem Lawmakers Want Defense Cuts in Fiscal Cliff Deal | ExecutiveGov

By Ross Wilkers A group of 11 House Republicans and 11 House Democrats have sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking for defense cuts to be part of a…

EDITORIAL: Cuts won’t cripple military: A bipartisan group favors reduced defense spending | The Register Guard

Congress already has mandated $500 billion in cuts in Pentagon spending over the next decade, and the failure of the Congressional supercommittee to reach a deficit deal earlier this year…

Bipartisan Group of U.S. Lawmakers: Put Defense Cuts on Table | Defense News

About a dozen U.S. House lawmakers are urging President Obama to place new Pentagon budget cuts on the table as the White House and congressional leaders seek to avoid fiscal…

Some Republicans OK with defense cuts | POLITICO

By Kate Nocera It’s been an article of faith for the GOP: Thou shalt not cut defense spending. But with the sequester threatening to slash hundreds of billions from the…