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Congressman McKeon Votes In Favor Of Ryan Budget Plan

Congressman McKeon Votes In Favor Of Ryan Budget Plan

Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) was one of 221 House Republicans to vote in favor of the Paul Ryan Budget. The latest Ryan budget plan is intended to balance the federal budget in ten years, overhaul Medicare and Medicaid, and foster a fiscal environment that will restore the economy and create jobs.   “To budget is to govern, and ...

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Sequestration Will Only Affect Some Los Angeles County Departments

Sequestration Will Only Affect Some Los Angeles County Departments

With across-the-board automatic spending cuts (known as sequestration) scheduled to take effect on March 1, Los Angeles County has completed a review of the potential financial threats the sequester poses to the nation’s largest local government agency.If sequester cuts go into effect, the overall net impact on the County is likely to be small – less than one percent of ...

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Armed Services Committee Releases Stats On Sequester Cuts

Armed Services Committee Releases Stats On Sequester Cuts

Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA), Chairman of The House Armed Services Committee, has provided congress with a copy of the Department of Defense projection on the impact of potential furloughs that would take effect for civilian DOD employees if the automatic spending cuts known as “sequestration” begin next month. In California alone, the budget cuts could lead to as many ...

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Buck McKeon Takes Stand On Department Of Defense Furloughs

Buck McKeon Takes Stand On Department Of Defense Furloughs

The Department of Defense today officially informed Congress of its intent to impose furloughs on the Department of Defense’s entire civilian workforce as it copes with the automatic spending cuts known as “sequestration.” The furlough program will go forward if sequestration is not avoided. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee made the following ...

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Civic Leaders To Tour Local Defense Contractor

Civic Leaders To Tour Local Defense Contractor

U.S. Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon and other civic leaders will be speaking to the press following a jobs tour of Aerowire Technical Service in Lancaster next Friday. The tour is being hosted by the L.A. Jobs Defense Counsel, a coalition of business, labor, education, nonprofit, and civic leaders dedicated to protecting Southern California’s economy from the destructive impacts of defense ...

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McKeon Urges Action To Avoid Military Cuts

McKeon Urges Action To Avoid Military Cuts

Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, responded yesterday to a letter from the Joint Chiefs of Staff warning of the devastating impact on the U.S. military if sequestration becomes a reality. In his statement, Congressman McKeon wrote, “The condition of our Armed Forces is swiftly declining. And this is the first red flag ...

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