Serial No. 113-10: Impact of Sequestration on Homeland Security: Scare Tactics or Possible Threat? Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, April 12, 2013 [open pdf - 311KB]
This is the April 12, 2013 hearing, "Impact of Sequestration on Homeland Security: Scare Tactics or Possible Threat?" before House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency. From the statement Jeff Duncan: "Airport screening lines that are hours long, borders vulnerable to illegal aliens, stalled commerce at our border crossings; these are just some of the devastating impacts that the Administration said were inevitable because of the 5% budget cut for DHS due to sequestration. On March 1, 2013 sequestration took effect, resulting in a series of automatic, across the board spending cuts for the federal government. With a national debt growing by the second, it's time that the US Government take a hard look at it's out of control spending. If properly planned, budget cuts, due to sequestration, should not dangerously compromise our homeland security. Doomsday rhetoric to put fear into the American people is not the way our government should operate - especially now that most of these predictions have not come to fruition." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jeff Duncan, Ron Barber, Bennie G. Thompson, Rafael Borras, Thomas S. Winkowski, John Halinski, Daniel H. Ragsdale, Brandon Judd, and Colleen Kelley.
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