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Donnelly: Budget cuts could shortchange military

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FORT WAYNE -

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly is warning that ongoing congressional budget cuts could shortchange the U.S. military and its suppliers.

The Indiana Democrat made the comments Monday after touring Fort Wayne plants owned by ITT Exelis, which makes military communications equipment and weather satellite parts.

Donnelly says U.S troops "have come home safe" because of the company's products.

The freshmen senator is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He says federal budget cuts shouldn't reach the point "where it endangers the companies that have enabled us to protect our nation and to keep our nation going forward."

The Journal Gazette reports that Donnelly says the ongoing budget reductions should be spread "across much of the federal spectrum" and not focused on defense and on social service programs.

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