Sequestration and the Federal Workforce

Democratic representatives held a hearing about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on federal employees and their families and on the… read more

Democratic representatives held a hearing about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on federal employees and their families and on the work that they do. Marion Blakey, a former head of the Federation Aviation Administration, warned of increased airport delays if automatic budget cuts would go into effect. Other witnesses included an elementary school teacher and the Washington State secretary of health.

“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
311103-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Public Hearing
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 21, 2013
Last Aired:
Feb 24, 2013

Airing Details

  • Feb 21, 2013 | 2:30pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Feb 21, 2013 | 2:31pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 22, 2013 | 3:30am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Feb 22, 2013 | 8:20am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2013 | 12:30pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Feb 24, 2013 | 12:11pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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