Sunday, December 8, 2013
Rep. Chellie Pingree, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said she will vote against a major defense bill this week, charging it gives the president too much power to use military force without congressional approval and continues to spend too much money on the war in Afghanistan.
“That war in Afghanistan is costing $10 million an hour and has cost the lives of over fifteen hundred American men and women,” Pingree said. “That is too high a price for a war that isn’t making America any safer.”
Kevin Miller is Washington bureau chief for the Portland Press Herald and MaineToday Media. He has worked as a journalist in Maine for 6 ½ years, covering the environment, politics and the State House. Before arriving in Maine, he wrote about politics, government and education for newspapers in Virginia and Maryland.
Kevin can be reached at 317-6256 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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