Impacts of Sequestration and/or a Full-Year Continuing Resolution on the Department of Defense, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, February 12, 2013   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the February 12, 2013 hearing on "The Impacts of Sequestration and/or a Full-Year Continuing Resolution on the Department of Defense" held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of Carl Levin: "The committee meets this morning to consider the impacts of sequestration and a full-year continuing resolution (CR) on the Department of Defense (DOD). […] I would like to start by thanking all of you for your continued service to our Nation, and please convey our thanks to the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines at home and in harm's way around the globe. They and their families deserve our utmost support. Some Members of Congress and commentators in the press have said that we should let sequestration go into effect, that it would be better to severely cut the budget than to work out a deficit reduction agreement that would require compromise. I could not disagree more. Sequestration is arbitrary and irrational. It will not only weaken our security but, as Secretary Panetta said: 'It's not just defense, it's education, loss of teachers, it's child care. It's food safety, it's about law enforcement, it's about airport safety.'" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ashton B. Carter, Robert F. Hale, Martin E. Dempsey, Raymond T. Odierno, Mark E. Ferguson III, James F. Amos, Mark A. Welsh III, and Frank J. Grass.

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S. Hrg. 113-173; Senate Hearing 113-173
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