July 14, 2009: McCain backs Obama on F-22 cuts, but advocates vow fight (McClatchy Newspapers)

  • "I admire Secretary Gates, but it is the duty and obligation of members of Congress to question his recommendations," Chambliss said on the Senate floor Tuesday. "Only the Congress can decide what to do with the nation… . Congress is the branch of government most directly connected to the American people. We have a crucial role in the budget process."