(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)

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                             FAA SEQUESTER

  (Mr. HORSFORD asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. HORSFORD. Mr. Speaker, the sequester is still hurting our 
constituents. And despite votes today, Congress is continuing to turn a 
blind eye to many communities affected by these draconian, across-the-
board cuts.
  Yes, we should not furlough air traffic controllers and other FAA 
employees. It's not smart, and I know as a Representative from Nevada 
that it is unnecessarily hurting tourism and local economies.
  But House Republicans continue to ignore the impacts of the cuts on 
Head Start, on Title I schools, and on the Meals on Wheels program for 
our seniors. Why is that? Why are these students and seniors still on 
the chopping block? Do their interests not count in the Halls of 
  These mindless cuts are harming our kids' futures and our seniors' 
well-being, and this Congress is long overdue in paying attention to 
their needs. I've said before, Mr. Speaker, I'm willing to work with 
anyone from either side of the aisle to come up with solutions to 
replace the sequester, but we need to do it for all communities, not 
just one.