The move is the result of the so-called "sequester" process, which kicked in mandatory 5 percent cuts in federal funding earlier this year after lawmakers failed to reach a long-term budget agreement.
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Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer offers opinions on issues affecting the residents of the 3rd District.
(Following is the weekly newsletter from State Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, MO. The opinions expressed in the column are those of Rep. Luetkemeyer and do not necessarily reflect the views of St. Charles Patch. —Ed.) The president and the Senate have had months to show how they plan to replace the devastating, across-the-board cuts in the president’s sequester with responsible spending and reforms. They have failed, and on March 1 the president’s $85 billion worth of sequester cuts that affect our national defense and domestic programs go into effect. There is no doubt that the sequester was the president’s idea and I, along with my Republican colleagues in the House, have twice voted to replace sequestration in the last …