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Forbes: Furloughs Represent a Direct Threat to Military Readiness and American Strength

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Washington, D.C., Jul 8, 2013 | Alex Gray (202-225-6365) | comments

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released the following statement on the beginning of sequestration-imposed furloughs for Defense Department civilian employees:

“Those that threaten American national security interests have not adopted a four-day workweek. Sequestration furloughs have imposed tremendous hardship on the men and women who support our warfighters while also degrading the readiness of our military and its long-term ability to meet emerging threats. I strongly opposed the legislation which created sequestration and I will continue fighting to reverse this self-inflicted wound and prepare the U.S. military for the very real national security challenges of the 21st century.”

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