Congressman Ryan, Ohio Veterans to Pressure Congressional Republicans on Defense Spending
For Planning Purposes Contact: Stephanie Dreyer (Truman Project) (914) 715-6087
Rep. Ryan: Prioritizing Millionaires Over the Military Threatens National Security
Warren, Ohio. – On Thursday, August 30 at 1:30pm ET, the Truman National Security Project will host a press conference with Congressman Tim Ryan (D-17) at his District Office to continue pressure on congressional Republicans to come to an agreement on pending Pentagon spending cuts.
The cuts that will result from Sequestration would severely impact defense spending and our national security but congressional Republicans continue to prioritize tax cuts for millionaires over adequately funding our military, while trying to blame the Administration for the cuts that they voted to impose.
Following a closed door veteran roundtable discussion, Rep. Ryan will be joined by former Ohio Congressman John Boccieri and Ohio veteran Paul Worley to demand that members of congress put our national security spending ahead of irresponsible tax cuts for millionaires so we can prepare for future threats and balance our spending.
Paul Worley, Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan
August 30, 2012, 1:30pm ET