Cutting the Pentagon Budget: Your Voices Count

March 2012
FCNL Washington Newsletter;Mar/Apr2012, Issue 752, p6
The article provides information on how Americans help influence others in the community to support cuts in the Department of Defense spending. It notes that members of Congress are under intense pressure to roll back reduction to the agency's budget that will start to take effect in 2013. It highlights several stories about what people are doing throughout the country to support cuts in the agency's budget.


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