There isn’t gonna be any cuts here either…..
Just like the IRS and Social Security noise?
These things have little to NO chance of happening with Democrats in control of the Us Senate and Presidency…
Even in the US House there are Republicans who will NOT vote to cut Defense spending, which is also a ‘jobs’ spending bill….
The nascent pact does not make a specific commitment on defense spending. Many Republicans have sought to quash chatter of Pentagon cuts, noting they could instead look to make reductions from the non-military side of the ledger. But if the Pentagon is not spared, reverting to last year’s budget levels would amount to a roughly 10 percent cut, wiping out a $75 billion increase enacted last month.
“Seems like we could be backing ourselves into sequestration,” warned Rep. Mike Waltz (R-Fla.), an Army veteran and Armed Services Committee member, on a Friday conference call with McCarthy and allies, POLITICO reported.
Incoming Armed Services Chair Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), who harshly criticized the party’s conservative wing during the chaos over the speaker’s gavel, said he’s “not worried” about the deal affecting defense. Incoming Appropriations Chair Kay Granger (R-Texas) and Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), who is set to chair the top defense spending panel, also support additional Pentagon funding.
Arnold Punaro, a former top staffer on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he is “not nearly as sanguine” that the Pentagon will end the year unscathed as some who’ve downplayed it.
“I remind people the last time we had a Republican House and Democratic president and a debt ceiling and spending confrontation we got the [Budget Control Act] and the sequester,” Punaro said.
A deal to vote on spending cuts isn’t part of a rules package governing the House that lawmakers will vote on when they return Monday. Yet defense spending will be part of the calculus for some Republicans.
Texas Republican Tony Gonzales plans to oppose the rules package in part because of his concerns about national security spending.
“This has a proposed billions of dollar cut to defense, which I think is a horrible idea when you have [an] aggressive Russia in Ukraine, you have a growing threat of China in the Pacific,” Gonzales said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “How am I going to look at our allies in the eye and say, ‘I need you to increase your defense budget,’ but yet America is going to decrease ours?”…
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