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Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Sequester’s Cuts to California’s Unemployed

Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the impact of sequester’s cuts to unemployment insurance:

“Today, sequester has come to the long term unemployed in California, and the cuts are harsh and unacceptable. Beginning in just a few days, draconian cuts will take hold, and families in California will feel the effects.

“These unconscionable cuts will force families throughout California to make unacceptable tradeoffs between food for their children and paying their rent. This is but one more example of just how harmful the Republican/Ryan budget is. This isn’t who we are as a nation. We need to care for our vulnerable, not inflict further harm. It’s far past time to replace the sequester and put us on a path towards full employment for our country, but especially in California.”

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