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The Sequester’s Irrational Cuts Being Felt Across the Nation

This week, furloughs caused by the sequester went into effect for the civilian employees at the Department of Defense, forcing these middle-class workers, who help keep our nation safe and assist our war-fighters, to accept a 20 percent pay cut.  Unfortunately, they aren’t the only victims of the sequester.  Yesterday, the National Journal explained how the poorest people in our country are seeing some of the greater impact of these across-the-board cuts:

Hoyer Message to Constituents on Civilian Defense Furloughs

“Hello, I’m Congressman Steny Hoyer. Many members of our community are now being furloughed as a result of congress’s failure to replace the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts imposed by sequestration.

Hoyer: The Sequester's Furloughs Are Undermining National Security

For Immediate Release:

July 10, 2013

Contact:

Mariel Saez, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.<div class=###

Hoyer: The Sequester's Furloughs Are Undermining National Security and Workers' Morale

“Mr. Speaker, beginning this week, literally hundreds of thousands of civilian workers are being furloughed, particularly at the defense installations in Maryland’s Fifth District, across the state, and around the country. That means, as of Monday, more than 650,000 hardworking, middle-class defense employees are being forced to take a 20% pay cut for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Hoyer Statement on Civilian Defense Employee Furloughs

For Immediate Release:

July 8, 2013

Contact:

Mariel Saez, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.<div class=###

Defense Furloughs Begin Without Any Action From Congress

As Congress returns to session this week, the hard-working civilians in the Department of Defense who keep our country safe are facing the beginning of furloughs as a result of the sequester. For those Republicans who’ve forgotten about the sequester or say it doesn’t have an impact, here’s a refresher of what it means to thousands of Americans:

Hoyer Statement on Veterans Affairs Cost-of-Living Adjustment in FY 2014 Military Construction, VA Appropriations Bill

For Immediate Release:

June 4, 2013

Contact:

Mariel Saez, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.<div class=###

Hoyer Statement on President Obama's Nomination of Dan Tangherlini as Administrator of the General Services Administration

For Immediate Release:

May 22, 2013

Contact:

Mariel Saez, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.<div class=###

Hoyer: Let's Have A Vote On A Balanced Alternative To The Sequester

“Mr. Speaker, as the sequester's effects continue to place our economy and national security at risk, the news that 650,000 civilian defense workers will be forced to take unpaid leave ought to alarm all Americans who are concerned about our military readiness and national security.

Hoyer Joins House Democrats in Urging Confirmation of Tom Perez

For Immediate Release:

May 16, 2013

Contact:

Mariel Saez, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.<div class=###