2 key senators aim to help Chuck Hagel deal with defense budget cuts
“These cuts are too fast, too much, too abrupt, and too irresponsible,” Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said.
Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — A pair of influential senators are readying a proposal to give Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel more flexibility in handling the ongoing across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Tuesday described those cuts as a “disaster” and said he and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are drafting an amendment to a coming defense policy bill that would ease the situation.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:00 am.