Republican Proudly Admits Voting For Cuts For Embassy Security Funding

This is amazing, the Republicans complain security wasn't high enough at these embassies, yet voted to cut funding for security.

The vote that Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is talking about never came to fruition in the Senate according to him.  The point of the matter is, he voted against it in the House Of Representatives.

Dana Milbank for the Washington Post stated this,

For fiscal 2013, the GOP-controlled House proposed spending $1.934 billion for the State Department's Worldwide Security Protection program -- well below the $2.15 billion requested by the Obama administration. House Republicans cut the administration's request for embassy security funding by $128 million in fiscal 2011 and $331 million in fiscal 2012. (Negotiations with the Democrat-controlled Senate restored about $88 million of the administration's request.)

Last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that Republicans' proposed cuts to her department would be "detrimental to America's national security" -- a charge Republicans rejected. Ryan, Issa and other House Republicans voted for an amendment in 2009 to cut $1.2 billion from State operations, including funds for 300 more diplomatic security positions.

Under Ryan's budget, non-defense discretionary spending, which includes State Department funding, would be slashed nearly 20 percent in 2014, which would translate to more than $400 million in additional cuts to embassy security.

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