Sequester Cuts Will Cause Long-Term Pain, House Dems Say

Law360, New York (May 15, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT) -- House Democrats said Wednesday that the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration are a counterproductive way to reduce budget deficits, arguing short-term austerity creates a drag on economic growth and plays havoc with funding for defense and other government programs.

Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee, led by Rep. Nita Lowey of New York, released an updated report detailing some of the negative impacts of sequestration, which began cutting about 10 percent from agency budgets on March 1. The report argued that declines in government spending...
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