Terry would cut Afghan funds, use money to offset defense furloughs
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — Rep. Lee Terry on Tuesday touted his proposal to blunt the need for additional furloughs of civilian defense employees, while critics said his plan could hurt U.S. efforts to get out of Afghanistan.
Terry has offered an amendment to a defense spending bill that would cut $2.6 billion to train and equip Afghan security forces and increase by $1 billion other Pentagon accounts that could be used to offset furloughs.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:00 am.