Sen. Wicker Slams Cuts to Veterans' Pensions in Budget Deal

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Dec 18, 2013 4:11 PM
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) said on Fox News on Wednesday that the “secret” nature of the budget negotiations between House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) results in things like cuts to the pensions of veterans included wounded warriors. “This is what happens when a deal is cut in secret,” Wicker said. “I was on the conference committee. I expected some negotiations to occur, but then I expected them to come back to the conference committee and run the ideas up the flagpole."