Inhofe bill offers flexibility if defense cuts are required
BY CHRIS CASTEEL NewsOK.com
Thursday, January 31, 2013
1/31/13 at 4:59 AM
WASHINGTON - Sen. Jim Inhofe has proposed legislation that would give Pentagon leaders flexibility with their funding if automatic budget cuts are triggered in early March.
Inhofe, of Tulsa, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Wednesday that he is still working to stop the cuts. However, he said military leaders should have the authority to determine how those cuts are made if they go into effect.
His legislation would allow them to transfer money across their many accounts to balance out the impacts.
Inhofe said he presented his proposal to key Senate Republicans and had discussed it with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
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