Tag Archive | "sequestration"

TulsiGabbardBug

Gabbard to return 5% of salary during sequestration

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has announced her decision to return 5 percent of her Congressional salary to taxpayers and U.S. Treasury while the across-the-board budget cuts required by sequestration remain in place. Five percent of her salary is approximately the amount of pay that many Federal workers will lose due to mandatory furloughs. By […]

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Schatz: ‘Buffett rule’ could spare Hawaii pain

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz | Special to Hawaii 24/7 The American people are losing faith in their Congress to take care of business — specifically to agree on a reasonable plan to reduce the federal deficit. The biggest priority in front of us right now is to get past the political battles and replace the […]

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Governor to establish ‘Sequestration Impact Response Team’

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced plans to establish a “Sequestration Impact Response Team” to address nationwide federal spending reductions scheduled to take effect by midnight Friday. The team will work to mitigate the impact throughout the State of Hawaii. “I am putting together a Sequestration Impact Response Team made up of public and […]

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Schatz supports Obama, Reid on sequestration

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Brian Schatz announced his opposition for the Republican plan that does not avert the harmful impacts of sequestration and would only hurt middle-class families by not addressing the deficit. President Obama announced Thursday that he would veto the legislation (S. 16). “I stand with President Obama and Majority Leader Harry Reid in […]

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