Aerospace lobby to argue against supercommittee defense cuts

In an effort to compel lawmakers on the 12-member super committee to make proposals in time for an end-of-the-year vote in Congress, the deal that created the panel includes a trigger that would cut automatically cut $600 billion in defense spending.

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 aviation leadership."

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