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Telephone lines were open for federal employees to comment on the sequester budget cuts scheduled to occur on March 1 unless Congress and President… read more

Telephone lines were open for federal employees to comment on the sequester budget cuts scheduled to occur on March 1 unless Congress and President Obama reached an agreement to stop them. “Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.

Niels Lesniewski spoke by phone about the status of sequestration negotiations in Congress, and how various federal agencies would be affected if the budget cuts occur. close

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311177-2
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Call-In
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Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 26, 2013 | 7:00am EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Feb 26, 2013 | 7:00am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Feb 26, 2013 | 7:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
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