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Ann K.
Democrat NH 2

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  • Sequester Effects on New Hampshire

    by Representative Ann M. Kuster

    Posted on 2013-02-25

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    KUSTER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. KUSTER. If Congress fails to act, the sequester is going to trigger mindless, across-the-board cuts that will hurt middle class New Hampshire families and undermine our economy. There's no question we do need to reduce the deficit, but we have to do it in a balanced way that distinguishes between wasteful spending we cannot afford to keep and critical investments we cannot afford to cut.

    We cannot afford to cut investments in research at colleges like Dartmouth [[Page H608]] and UNH. We cannot afford to cut investments in programs that prepare our students for the 21st century economy, like those at Nashua Community College. We cannot afford to cut investments in critical defense systems produced by companies like BAE, that protect our troops and create good jobs.

    The only way to protect these priorities while avoiding the sequester is for both parties to pass a balanced, bipartisan plan that will responsibly reduce the deficit, grow our economy, and protect middle class families. Now is the time for Congress to step up and do its job.


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