Nearly 60 bi-partisan members of the
The letter, addressed to the chairman and ranking member of the House subcommittee on homeland security, stated the
"It is nonsensical to pursue a policy of rebuilding the armed forces while proposing large reductions to the
The letter points to the pivotal role the
"In fact, the
"In this respect, the
The signatories said they especially were concerned the proposed cuts include the cancellation of a contract for a new
"The termination of this contract is especially disconcerting when considered alongside the operational successes these assets have demonstrated, not to mention the hundreds of good American jobs and hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars that would be lost," the letter stated.
"We strongly urge you to refrain from any such cuts," the senators wrote to OMB Director
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