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Reeves opposes National Guard cuts as state reels from storms

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves

JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has joined other lieutenant governors around the country to oppose proposed budget cuts to the Mississippi National Guard.

“Mississippians have seen first-hand why the National Guard is critical to each state,” Reeves said. “These brave men and women have led search-and-rescue missions and provided support in Louisville, Tupelo and Rankin County in the aftermath of this week’s tornadoes. The National Guard is agile and ready to respond in times of disaster, such as after Hurricane Katrina and the historic Mississippi River flood in 2010.”

Reeves and 40 leaders of states and territories sent a letter to President Obama noting various proposed National Guard cuts that would return funding to a pre-9/11 level. A U.S. Senate subcommittee convened hearings on the issue yesterday.


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