WPAFB, Ohio (WDTN) - As employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base try to catch up on the backlog of work created by furloughs, more budget cuts could be ahead.
There are reports of a new Pentagon directive to reduce spending by the Air Force Materiel Command.
While specific details haven't been released, according to a memo from a deputy secretary of defense, the reduction applies to budget, but also leaves the door open to cutting staff.
2 NEWS asked Senator Sherrod Brown about the potential impact.
"It's outrageous. This is not the way to protect our national interests," said Senator Brown. "The solution would be, after the Senate has passed a budget, which we have, to work out a budget that eliminates sequester that could pay for it through closing tax loopholes."
2 NEWS also reached out to Representative Mike Turner who agreed the Air Force Materiel Command and the staff at Wright-Patterson headquarters play an integral role in our national security.
He told us in a written statement, "We are extremely concerned these continuing budget decisions are not based on national security requirement and needs. Since the sequestration cuts earlier this year there has already been significant restructuring and streamlining, any other changes could create unnecessary risks."
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