WASHINGTON, DC – Members of Virginia’s congressional delegation sent a letter Friday to President Barack Obama, Speaker John Boehner, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressing their unity for immediate action to avert looming cuts set to hit March 1.
Stressing the disproportional impact to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the group also noted the enormous impacts on the country’s national security and federal government, and the ripple effect on Virginia’s economy.
Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, and Representatives Rob Wittman, Scott Rigell, Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, J. Randy Forbes, Jim Moran, Frank Wolf, and Gerry Connolly wrote:
“As a bipartisan delegation of Virginia lawmakers representing wide-ranging interests and viewpoints, we write to show unified support for immediate action to avert the devastating impacts of sequestration. The Commonwealth of Virginia, with its long history of contribution to our national defense and to the federal government, will bear a disproportionate amount of the pain imposed by these arbitrary cuts should they come to pass.”