President’s Cuts Endanger Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-MS), member of the House Armed Services Committee the only noncommissioned officer concurrently serving in Congress and the National Guard, released a statement today following the Obama Administration’s new defensive strategy and military posture:

“I have some serious concerns that the president’s cuts could significantly weaken our national security,” Palazzo stated.

“I have joined with other Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee to put forth H.R. 3662, The Down Payment to Protect National Security Act. With this bill we could prevent the initial round of cuts.

“While I am encouraged by the emphasis Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey placed on ships that are built in South Mississippi, the president’s plan also indicates there could be delays in schedules to other ships. I’ll have some tough questions for military leadership at hearings in the coming months.”

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Palazzo Press Release
1/26/12