Senator Cochran: Democratic Sequester Plan Falls Squarely on the Backs of Defense & Agriculture

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement regarding the plan issued by Senate Democrats to address the  across-the-board spending cuts—or sequester—that will take effect on March 1.  The plan recommends $27.5 billion in cuts from the agriculture sector and another $27.5 billion in defense savings.

“I’m disappointed that the Senate Democratic sequester package falls squarely on the backs of our defense and agriculture sectors.  I understand that this is a political messaging bill, and I think it’s unfair and unfortunate that the entire federal government looks to agriculture and national defense to pay for its debt.  I look forward to working collaboratively with members of both parties to address the challenges facing the nation.”

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