By Keith Laing - 09/12/11 08:22 PM EDT
At its news conference Wednesday, the AIA will argue that another round of cuts, on top of the $350 billion
already included in the original deal to raise the federal debt ceiling,
will have "long-term costs...on the defense capabilities, industrial
workforce, and America’s legacy of innovation in space and civil
The committee is composed of Democratic Sens. Max Baucus (Mont.), John Kerry (Mass.) and Patty Murray (Wash.); Senate Republicans Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Pat Toomey (Pa.); Republicans Reps. Fred Upton (Mich.), Dave Camp (Mich.) and Jeb Hensarling (Texas); and Democratic Reps. Jim Clyburn (S.C.), Chris Van Hollen (Md.) and Xavier Becerra (Calif.).