At Senate Hearing, Sequestration Warnings Meet Call For Defense Reforms

By Sebastian Sprenger / January 28, 2015 at 4:21 PM
The military service chiefs used a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday to lobby for the elimination of upcoming budget cuts, as some panel members pointed to continuing inefficiencies in Defense Department spending. The hearing followed a familiar script that has played out repeatedly since a portion of the 2011 Budget Control Act known as sequestration took effect. The dynamic essentially goes something like this: Defense leaders describe in colorful detail why they believe they need more money, as lawmakers...

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