Congressman Ryan, Ohio Veterans to Pressure Congressional Republicans on Defense Spending

Aug 29, 2012 Issues: Helping Working Families

 

For Planning Purposes                                  Contact: Stephanie Dreyer (Truman Project) (914) 715-6087
Wednesday, August 29, 2012                                                      Crystal Patterson (Rep. Ryan) (202) 225-5261


Congressman Ryan, Ohio Veterans to Pressure Congressional Republicans on Defense Spending

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.

WHO:

Rep. Tim Ryan, Congressman for Ohio's 17th District and member of the House Armed Services Committee

Paul Worley, Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan
John Boccieri, Former U.S. Congressman for Ohio’s 16thDistrict, Air Force veteran and current reservist  

 WHEN:

August 30, 2012, 1:30pm ET

WHERE:
Rep. Ryan’s District Office Conference Room 
197 W. Market Street
Warren, OH 44481

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The Truman National Security Project is a national security leadership institute. For more information, visit www.trumanproject.org.