Rep. Hunter to hold roundtable with California defense firms

The meeting comes weeks before the Obama administration is expected to unveil its 2013 Pentagon spending plan, which will be the first to enact $350 billion in cuts to planned spending over the next 10 years. The Pentagon says that will mean an actual cut of over $480 billion.

The defense sector is girding for the cuts, which come after the Pentagon’s annual budget nearly doubled following 9/11.

Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.), another HASC member, will attend the event, Hunter’s office said.