Loebsack: Keep Congress in Session Until Bipartisan Solution to Sequester is Reached PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vonnie Hampel   
Friday, 01 March 2013 10:51

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Loebsack released the following statement today after the House of Representatives left for the weekend only hours before the automatic, across the board spending cuts known as sequester go into effect.  Loebsack has been opposed to these drastic cuts since they were created by the Budget Control Act, which he voted against.  Earlier this week, he called on House leadership to keep the House in session and working until a bipartisan way to stop the cuts is reached.

“There are many things that go on in Washington that are baffling to both me and the American people. The fact that Congressional leaders and the White House have not yet sat down to discuss how to avert this self-imposed mess is only the latest.  Since the New Year, after the proverbial can was kicked down the road for two months, I called on everyone involved to come to the table and find a bipartisan solution.  But yet, we remain in the same position that got us here.  The American people deserve better and are demanding better.  These cuts will have real life effects on Iowans.  Congress should not be leaving town until a real, commonsense solution is reached.”

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