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The U.S. Representative for California's 25th congressional district, serving since 1993.
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McKeon Rejects Gang Of Six Debt Plan Over Deep Defense Cuts


The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee rejected the Senate's Gang of Six budget plan, saying it cut far too much from the Pentagon's budget."Based on what we've read the proposal would result in $886 Billion in security cuts over 10 years. Due to a firewall in the proposal between security and domestic spending, nearly half of the discretionary savings in this proposal comes from security programs. The Department of Defense spending accounts for roughly 85% of security spending," Rep. Buck McKeon wrote in a July 20 memo to Republican members of his committee.McKeon, who has made ...


McKeon Will Support Tax Increases For the Wealthy ...


While Republicans are overprotective against cuts to the military and vehemently against revenue via raising taxes on the wealthy, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said, if forced to choose, he would support tax increases before further cuts to the Pentagon budget. McKeon stated that he would “would go for strengthening defense” if he must vote either for raising some taxes or shrinking the Pentagon’s budget beyond the $350 billion mandated by the August debt deal. But it is clear McKeon, like other Republicans, wants the special ...


McKeon Tries To Raise Pentagon Engine Program From the Dead


Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is likely to insert language into the defense policy bill that would allow General Electric and Rolls Royce to work on the technically de-funded alternate engine program for the Joint Strike Fighter plane. Current government regulations bar the two defense companies from working on the proposed F136 engines because they are now considered government property. Pratt & Whitney is the maker of the F135 engine, the engine program of record for the Joint Strike Fighter, or F-35. But in a speech at the conservative ...



 
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