Lawmakers warn about sequester, but say few listen

11/8/2013 | Hill, The

Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee are expressing frustration that their fellow lawmakers seem little interested in warnings about how sequestration will hurt U.S. defense. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., listening to military leaders describe how the cuts will hurt readiness, this week said he wished other lawmakers were in the room. "I wish that every member of Congress and every American were tuning into your testimony today so we would have a sense of urgency that unfortunately is certainly not significant enough to bring us back into, I think, a rational approach to our nation's defense," McCain said.

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