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PRESIDENT'S NOTES for March 2017 by Juan Chavez

PRESIDENT'S NOTES for March 2017

by Juan Chavez

My notes this month are brief and focused on one item very much in the news recently, i.e., the new administration’s plan to rebuild our depleting military.

The plan proposes an immediate $54 billion increase in defense spending, perhaps more, and the repeal of the defense sequester imposed by the Budget Control Act of 2011. Sequestration would require defense budget cuts totaling about $100 billion over the next five years if not repealed.

While the new Republican administration has the advantage of a majority in both houses of Congress to carry its water, a repeal of the defense sequestration is not going to be a slam dunk by any means; it’s going to require a bi-partisan effort to get it done. That is why MOAA is making this issue its top legislative effort this year.

As MOAA members, we need to do our part by contacting our elected officials to solicit their support. The best, and easiest way of doing this is by clicking on "Take Action" link below and complete the MOAA-suggested letters to our representatives in Congress.

Let’s all do this today it only takes a few minutes, and it will exponentially strengthen MOAA’s voice on The Hill.

Link: Take Action

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