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February 28, 2013

Loebsack: No more time for political games, Congress must stop cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With only days until the devastating impact of sequestration set to take effect, Congressman Dave Loebsack called on House leadership to keep Congress in session and working until a bipartisan way to stop the cuts is reached. Loebsack has been opposed to the arbitrary, across the board cuts that were created by the Budget Control Act, which he voted against.

Loebsack has also been leading the charge in Congress to cut the pay of members of Congress. He again called for passage of his meaningful legislation to show the American people that members of Congress have a personal stake in reducing the deficit. Loebsack’s legislation, the CHIP IN and Cut Congressional Pay Act, would cut members of Congress’ pay by 10 percent and repeal the automatic pay increases. 

“As I have said repeatedly, allowing sequestration to occur and putting politics ahead of jobs, the economy, and our national security would be the height of irresponsibility,” wrote Loebsack in a letter to House leaders. “Congress must work every day to stop sequestration.  The House of Representatives should not take a single day off until a balanced, bipartisan solution is reached. I urge you to work with the Senate and with the Administration to find such a solution and to keep the House working until a solution is reached.”

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