Governor Robert Bentley on Monday issued the following statement regarding sequestration and its potential impact on people across Alabama and the nation:
"Over the last few days, I, along with other governors, have met with President Obama and members of his Cabinet to discuss the impact sequestration will have if it's allowed to go into effect.
"Washington must find ways to reduce spending. But the cuts should be made in a way that is the least painful for citizens. Essential services should be prioritized, especially those that allow us to protect and defend our country. By taking a rational, reasonable approach to spending reductions, the federal government should help protect essential services and the jobs they support.
"The deadline is drawing near. Congress and the President must come together on a workable solution that's in the best interest for our entire nation."