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Turner Statement on AIA Report Detailing Sequestration Effects on American Jobs


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, released the following statement upon news that an Aerospace Industries Association report found that the impending sequestration cuts will result in the loss of over 2 million American jobs:

"I voted against the Budget Control Act for precisely the reasons we are now seeing develop -- uncertainty throughout the defense industry, the potential of massive layoffs, and a significant impact to both Ohio's economy and our national security. The President as Commander in Chief, and who requested these cuts be included, has yet to offer a solution to this draconian action. While he is unwilling to come to the negotiating table, a key sector of our fragile economy swings in the balance. Rather than spending time on the campaign trail in Ohio, he ought to be focused on the thousands of Ohioans who will lose their jobs because of his inaction."

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