Meeting on the Effects of Sequestration
FRA attended a Capitol Hill
meeting this week on the significant impact of mandatory spending
reductions on the Department of Defense (DoD) if Congress does not act
to halt these cuts by the end of the year. Secretary of Defense Panetta,
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Dempsey and other service leaders have
expressed serious concerns about imposing another $55 billion in DoD
spending cuts in 2013, as required by the Budget Control Act of 2011.
This would be in addition to the more than $480 billion in cuts to
Defense spending already planned over the next 10 years. FRA has
expressed concern about this issue in its 2012 congressional testimony
and in meetings with members of Congress and staff personnel.
FRA Action Center to share your concerns with your elected
here to support the Senate bill (S. 2065) to exclude DoD from
here to support the House bill (H.R. 3662) to exclude DoD from