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House Republicans again will try to avert deep military spending cuts, Oklahoma lawmakers say

Reps. James Lankford and Tom Cole say Republicans are willing to restructure the $1 trillion automatic cuts set to take place early next month but that they won’t reduce the amount. They note that the House passed legislation twice last year to reduce the impact on the military.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: February 4, 2013

WASHINGTON — House Republicans want $1 trillion in automatic budget cuts to take effect next month but will try to blunt the impact on the nation’s military, Oklahoma lawmakers say.

Rep. James Lankford,...
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