Sequestration Hits Communities, but Not White House Egg Roll

Mar 20, 2013 6:25am
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While White House spokesman Jay Carney told  reporters Tuesday that the White House Easter Egg Roll would not fall victim to sequestration,  there are other areas that are feeling the burn of  budget cuts:

Native American Reservations

The Star Tribune reported Tuesday that reservations have cut security,  crammed  more and more students into classrooms, cut  some  course offerings, and have avoided  bringing on new workers.

The Military

Four of the five branches of the military are suspending their tuition assistance programs for active-duty service members. Read more about that story from ABC News here.

On Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, about 4,500 civilian employees received furlough notices Monday, saying they must take off one day per week with no pay until September. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

About 13,000 civilian employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base – part of which is inside House Speaker John Boehner’s district – are also set to receive notices about weekly furloughs this week. (Dayton Daily News)

Civilian workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in New Hampshire are gearing up to protest a 20 percent cut in their pay that is the result of furloughs from April until the end of September. A bipartisan group of lawmakers from New Hampshire and Maine released a letter Tuesday criticizing these cuts. (Seacoast Online)

Washington State

More than 200 workers at energy plants in Washington learned Tuesday they were being laid off because of  cuts made necessary by the sequester. (Tri-City Herald)

 Long Island

A Marine Corps band was told it had to cancel its appearance in a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Rocky Point, N.Y., because of the Pentagon’s efforts to cut down on spending. (Marine Times)

 

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