Moran eNews: How will sequestration affect you?

Congressman Jim Moran
2013-03-01 14:16:23
Congressman Jim Moran, Representing the 8th District of Virginia Dear Unity, Harmful budget cuts known as �sequestration� are now in effect. These across-the-board reductions will impact every federal employee, agency, and program. Sequestration cuts were designed to be indiscriminate, placing no priority on even the most sensitive and important government functions, from FBI investigations to air traffic control. With nearly 40 percent of our region�s economy tied to the federal government, Northern Virginia will be especially hard hit. If you are one of the 65,000 federal employees who live in the 8th District, or if you work for a government contractor, you may already be seeing the impacts of sequestration. According to the Office of Management and Budget, most federal employees can expect to be furloughed, and some federal workers may be furloughed for as many 22 days before the end of the fiscal year on September 30th � reducing their monthly take home pay by 20 percent. Many government contracts are not being renewed, and new contracts are being delayed, resulting in companies shedding workers. The majority of sequestration�s impact will begin to be felt around April 1st. Some of the far-reaching effects include: - Up to 200,000 job losses in Virginia - Potential loss of 854 education jobs in Virginia - Significant wait at airport security screenings - 70,000 young children nationwide will be forced out of the Head Start program - 2,100 fewer USDA food inspections - 1,928 fewer small businesses loans - 600,000 participants dropped from food stamps and WIC programs - Delayed disability claims processing and payments I voted against the Budget Control Act that created sequestration. It was a bad deal for our country and our region. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the sequester alone will reduce GDP growth by 0.6 percentage points this year, risking a return to recession. As Congress faces its next manufactured crisis, the expiration of federal funding on March 27th, I will continue working to support a package that contains both targeted spending cuts and revenue increases. Congress must resolve our long-term deficit and debt challenges without jeopardizing our economic recovery, compromising our national security or disrupting the operations of the federal government. Sincerely, James P. Moran �� ***SAVE THE DATE! *** ***Upcoming Moran Sponsored Events:*** *March 4 & 18, 2013 Making College Affordable: Financing Your Education *March 11, 2013: Preventing Another Newtown: A Conversation on Gun Violence in America *
March 01, 2013

Dear Unity,

Rep. Moran holds a press conference on sequestration's impact on air travel.

Harmful budget cuts known as �sequestration� are now in effect. These across-the-board reductions will impact every federal employee, agency, and program. Sequestration cuts were designed to be indiscriminate, placing no priority on even the most sensitive and important government functions, from FBI investigations to air traffic control.

With nearly tied to the federal government, Northern Virginia will be especially hard hit.

If you are one of the 65,000 federal employees who live in the 8th District, or if you work for a government contractor, you may already be seeing the impacts of sequestration. According to the Office of Management and Budget, most federal employees can expect to be furloughed, and some federal workers may be furloughed for as many 22 days before the end of the fiscal year on September 30th � reducing their monthly take home pay by 20 percent. Many government contracts are not being renewed, and new contracts are being delayed, resulting in companies shedding workers.

The majority of sequestration�s impact will begin to be felt around April 1st.
Some of the far-reaching effects include:

I voted against the Budget Control Act that created sequestration. It was a bad deal for our country and our region. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the sequester alone will this year, risking a return to recession.

As Congress faces its next manufactured crisis, the expiration of federal funding on March 27th, I will continue working to support a package that contains both targeted spending cuts and revenue increases. Congress must resolve our long-term deficit and debt challenges without jeopardizing our economic recovery, compromising our national security or disrupting the operations of the federal government.

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