House Republicans Looking to Reverse Defense Sequester in Syria Resolution

Crisis, opportunity


Defense Republicans in the House are seeking to overturn deep, automatic defense spending cuts as part of the debate on whether to authorize military force against Syria, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Wednesday.

Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R., Calif.), the chairman, said in an interview that he is "pushing as hard as I can" to reverse the mandatory defense spending cuts.