Senate Committee Discusses Defense Cuts

New chairman says reductions “would not be the right way to go.”

The new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island, has indicated that a reduction in the Pentagon’s $700 billion budget is unlikely. Roughly half of the federal budget is taken up with national security.

“Arbitrary reductions would not be the right way to go,” said Senator Reed on Monday. He stated that Congress will review the president’s first proposed budget and evaluate requested cuts to military services. Bipartisan support would be required for all reductions and concerns have been raised that decreases to national defense spending could make the U.S. appear weaker.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the Senate Armed Services Committee to have discernment as they review requested cuts.
  • That any reductions in U.S. defense costs would not negatively impact national security.
  • For the U.S. Armed Forces as they protect and defend the nation.

Sources: Stars and Stripes, Politico


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