Impacts of Sequestration, Hearing Before the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, February 14, 2013 [open pdf - 641KB]
This is the February 14, 2013 "Special Hearing" on "the Impacts of Sequestration" held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. From the opening statement of Barbara A. Mikulski: "Today, we are convening a hearing of the Appropriations Committee. It is the first hearing of the Appropriations Committee in the 113th Congress, and it is the first hearing with me as the chairwoman of the full committee. The focus of today's hearing will be on the impact of the sequester on our Government agencies and on critical national functions that are important to the security, safety, and future of the American people. […] And this is what brings us to our hearing today. We are going to focus on the impact of the sequester. I think it is a bad idea. I think it is bad policy. I think it is bad economic policy. I think it is bad governance policy. And I really don't like it. It is my goal, working with the leadership, to be able to find a way to vitiate the sequester and hope that the higher powers find a way to vitiate it for the 9 years that it is mandated. What we hope to accomplish today is to take a look at the impact of the sequester on the American people. I want to thank all of the panelists for coming." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Barbara A. Mikulski, Richard C. Shelby, Patrick J. Leahy, Richard J. Durbin, Daniel I. Werfel, Arne Duncan, Shaun Donovan, Janet Napolitano, Ashton B. Carter, Tom Harkin, Susan Collins, Patty Murray, Dan Coats, Tom Udall, Lisa Murkowski, Dianne Feinstein, Roy Blunt, May Landrieu, John Boozman, Jeanne Shaheen, Mark Pryor, Lamar Alexander, Jeff Merkley, Thad Cochran, Jack Reed, Lindsey Graham, Frank R. Lautenberg, Jon Tester, Mark Begich, Jerry Moran, and John Hoeven.
S. Hrg. 113-186; Senate Hearing 113-186
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