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December 13, 2013

Lawmakers react to budget deal

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U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he was still reviewing the proposal. He complained that negotiators sought savings by targeting retired soldiers instead of reducing spending on entitlement programs.

“Our nation’s entitlement programs are ballooning, but instead of addressing this desperate need for reform, the deal would compromise a commission currently reviewing overall military compensation as tasked by the Armed Services Committee,” the Tulsa Republican said in a news release.

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn’s spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.

 

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