Lawmakers plead with Obama to help avoid defense cuts

March 29, 2012 at 9:24 am in Grand Forks Herald

The reductions $50 billion in the first year and $492 billion over a decade won’t kick in until January 2013, but lawmakers argued that Congress and the Obama administration can’t wait months to deal with the issue and leave it to a lame-duck session in December. Jobs are at stake as well as long-term Pentagon contracts, they said. Continue Reading