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Forbes Releases Statement on President's Upcoming Visit to Newport News Shipbuilding
Washington, D.C., Feb 21 - Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released the following statement on the announcement that President Obama will be visiting Newport News Shipbuilding on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
"I knew over 17 months ago how devastating sequestration would be to our nation and our region. When it came for a vote, I voted no. The President, on the other hand, signed sequestration into law. He even said last year that it would not happen. Now that our nation is days away from these devastating cuts, I'm pleased he is visiting our region. I hope it is the first step towards working with the President to overturn the bill that he signed into law."