Oklahoma lawmakers, Gov. Mary Fallin warn about defense cuts
Reductions would be disastrous for contractors and others who rely on defense work in Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin says.
WASHINGTON — Oklahoma lawmakers and Gov. Mary Fallin spoke out Wednesday against the automatic federal budget cuts set to take effect in January, while major defense contractors said they would have to give their workers advance notice about possible layoffs because of the uncertainty.
Sen. Jim Inhofe, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Congress and the administration can’t wait until after the November elections to deal with the situation....
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