U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) blasted the Obama Administration's politically-motivated move to advise defense contractors to disregard the law, which requires them to notify employees of upcoming sequestration layoffs.
Under the "Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification" (WARN) Act, defense companies and other government contractors are required to provide layoff notices to employees. However, the Obama Administration recently issued a memo advising defense contractors to disregard the law as they prepare for $109 billion in across-the-board sequestration budget cuts scheduled in 2013.
"Apparently President Obama's reelection bid is more important than the law.
The very idea that the president would have taxpayers reimburse defense
contractors for violating the law on his advice is ridiculous," said Blunt. "Someone needs to remind President Obama that there are three branches of
Blunt currently serves as a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs as well as the Select Committee on Intelligence.