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Hanna Talks Sequestration With DFAS Employees

Gino Geruntino, WIBX

Rome, NY (WIBX) - Congressman Richard Hanna was in Rome to talk with employees of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service about the upcoming threat of sequestration.

If the Budget Control Act is set into motion, cuts of ten and eight percent will be made to the Department of Defense and to non-defense discretionary spending, respectively.

He says the actual cuts may not be as deep as the percentages given, but it’s not worth the risk.

“As the President said the other night, sequestration will not happen as it’s designed… something much less probably will,” Hanna said. “Maybe what will happen is we’ll try to do what Congress does so well, unfortunately, and kick this down the road to give them more time to deal with the issue because it’s so complicated.”

The congressman is supporting the National Security and Job Protection Act, which would repeal the automatic cuts found in the Budget Control Act.

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