Van Hollen: We Should Address the Issue at the Airports – But We Need to Address Other Sequester Issues Right Now
Van Hollen on MSNBC: “We Can't Go to Conference Until the Speaker Appoints Members to Hash Out Differences”
With 750,000 Jobs on the Line, House Republicans Send Congress Home Instead of Averting the Sequester
One major challenge facing Congress if we don’t act now is automatic, meat-ax budget cuts at the end of this year — set up as a measure of last resort in the Budget Control Act. The cuts — $1.2 trillion over 10 years — are a reckless and irresponsible way to reduce the deficit. It was designed to be so unpalatable that Democrats and Republicans would come together to avoid this sword of Damocles.