Washington – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon and House Armed Services Committee Republicans sent a letter Friday to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calling on him to bring a plan to the Senate floor immediately to resolve sequestration.
According to the Letter:
“The time for rhetoric has passed. Resolution cannot wait until next month, or a lame duck session, or even the next Congress. News reports indicate that you are waiting for a “better” proposal. If you have a solution in mind, it is incumbent upon you to bring it to the floor of your own chamber, pass it, and allow us to move into a conference. Further cuts to the military don’t affect some faceless bureaucracy. The White House has determined that sequestration will arbitrarily gut the funding to our troops who are putting their lives on the line for our country every day. Unless you allow a plan to resolve sequestration to come to the Senate floor, you will not only force the automatic cuts to your domestic agenda, but you will bear responsibility for a morally unconscionable outcome that breaks faith with our service members and their families. We must resolve sequestration now.”
Read the full letter below:
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