Senate: Democrats Say No to DoD-only Sequestration Repeal

Posted March 12, 2015 at 5:15am

Air Force Times reports that “Senate Democrats will not support plans to exempt defense accounts from mandatory spending caps while squeezing nondefense spending, the Senate Budget Committee’s senior Democrat vowed Wednesday.”  

“Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., decried looming sequestration spending limits to military and nondefense accounts as shortsighted, unnecessary and devastating to American families.”  

“But he also said he believes the entire spectrum of budget trims should be dropped, not just the looming Defense Department spending caps that have drawn warnings of weakened national security from Pentagon leaders.”