Senator John McCain http://nhpr.org en McCain and Ayotte Discuss Potential Cuts to Defense Budget http://nhpr.org/post/mccain-and-ayotte-discuss-potential-cuts-defense-budget <p>Senators John McCain of Arizona and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire stopped in Merrimack today as a part of their tour to discuss pending cuts to the defense budget.</p><p>McCain and Ayotte are seeking a bipartisan effort to prevent the Congress-enacted sequestration from going into effect January 1, 2013.</p><p>The sequestration was supported across party lines last year as incentive for each side to reach a compromise over the budget.</p><p>Since Congress could not reach an agreement, severe cuts to social programs and defense will automatically go into effect this January.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:32:21 +0000 Tina Forbes 9848 at http://nhpr.org McCain and Ayotte Discuss Potential Cuts to Defense Budget