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Virginians Deserve Solutions, Not Short-Term Political Gimmicks at Their Expense

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Location: Henrico, VA

Today George Allen released the following statement regarding the Obama Administration's attempts to prevent employers from sending layoff notices under the WARN Act prior to Election Day due to the looming sequestration cuts that include $500 Billion in defense cuts.

"Each day, I hear from Virginia taxpayers, families and small businesses worried about the future and looking for solutions to prevent these devastating defense cuts that will harm our jobs, economy and communities. With over 200,000 Virginia jobs at risk, the President's approach is a short-term political gimmick using taxpayer dollars to cover employers who do not follow the law concerning notice of layoffs. Looming defense cuts are already causing small businesses to lose contracts and lay off workers. Washington's failure of leadership is creating debilitating uncertainty for Virginia businesses and families, and the absence of lawful layoff notices will only create more uncertainty. Virginians tell me they would rather see Washington find real solutions that stop these dangerous cuts to our military and save jobs. It's past time for new leadership in Washington that will listen to the American people and set priorities to avoid these devastating defense cuts."


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