U.S. Rep. Barney Frank is holding three town hall meetings in his district to look at what he calls "excessive military spending."
The Massachusetts Democrat has argued military spending must be cut dramatically to help pay for domestic priorities like job creation, infrastructure investment and local government services.
Frank said he plans to "make this case forcefully to the public, to his colleagues and to the Congressional supercommittee during the weeks leading up to the release of the committee's recommendations."
The first town hall meeting is set for Saturday afternoon in the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park, followed by a Sunday afternoon meeting at Mass Bay Community College in Wellesley.
The last meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 23 at the First Parish Church in Taunton.
This program aired on October 15, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.