Hoyer Speaks on Sequestration

February 27, 2013

“Mr. Speaker, we are now two days away from failure-triggered, ideological-driven and irrational budget cuts called ‘sequester’… these cuts could be incredibly harmful to our national defense, our economy, and our national welfare.”

“General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said: ‘This will affect the entire country, and it will undermine our readiness for the next several years.’”

“Hundreds of thousands of civilian defense personnel could be furloughed, thousands of contractors could be forced to lay off critical personnel. Congress should not put our national security or economic recovery at risk.”

“With only two days left, it’s time for us to come together to find a solution that can replace these cuts with a sensible, balanced alternative.”

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