Murphy, visiting military firms, raps budget cuts

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Sen. Chris Murphy is visiting three large Connecticut defense contractors to denounce what he calls very damaging automatic budget cuts included in a stopgap spending bill signed by President Barack Obama.

On Wednesday, the junior Democratic senator visited jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney and was to stop at helicopter maker Sikorsky, which are United Technologies Corp. subsidiaries. He is scheduled to visit General Dynamics Corp.'s Electric Boat on Thursday.

Murphy said he wants evidence and ammunition for the fight to turn back the budget cuts.

Obama signed the spending bill Tuesday to keep the government running through the end of September. The measure leaves in place $85 billion in automatic cuts but eases the impact of the cuts to food inspection and college assistance for active duty military personnel.

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