Thursday, May 25, 2017

Lindsey Graham: Congress Has ‘No Plan’ to End Sequestration Amid Military Readiness Challenges



Free Beacon   by Natalie Johnson

The Trump administration's 2018 defense budget proposal will likely extend sequestration into next year and lawmakers have no strategy to end it despite the severe impact on U.S. military readiness, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) said on Wednesday.

"Right now, in May, there is no plan to fix sequestration," Graham told top military officers at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing. "There's not a bipartisan effort, there's not a sole party effort, to relieve the suffering that we've created for the men and women who serve from insane budget cuts at a time of great threat."

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