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Budget battle could have substantial impact on national security and benefits

from Fleet Reserve Association

One of the battles over the FY 2016 budget resolution is whether to include drastic cuts to the Defense budget mandated by the Budget Control Act (BCA), better known as sequestration, or to provide more robust defense spending beyond these limits. The spending limits are being considered as part of the budget resolution for FY 2016. The budget resolution serves as a blueprint for spending in the next fiscal year and should exclude the Defense budget from sequestration cuts. These budget cuts mandate that half of all sequestration cuts come from Defense even though the Defense budget only makes up only 17 percent of the budget. Members are urged to use the Action Center to ask their legislators to exclude the Defense budget from these across-the-board "mindless" sequestration budget cuts. more

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