U.S. governors plan to urge Obama not to downsize National Guard

U.S. President Obama delivers remarks on the economy at the Safeway Distribution Center in Upper MarlboroBy Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Governors from both U.S. political parties plan to talk to President Barack Obama on Monday about preventing potential cuts to National Guard units, several governors said on Sunday. “In downsizing the military, we want to make sure that reserve and National Guard is protected in our country,” Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I’m going to have that discussion with the President tomorrow,” Malloy, a Democrat, said. Many governors are in Washington this week for a national conference of state executives. Several appeared on Sunday morning talk shows, where they said they wanted to speak to the president about the potential cuts to the National Guard.

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