U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today released the following statement on the Senate vote to avoid the sequester:
"Today, rather than close loopholes for the wealthiest few and make smart cuts to eliminate government waste, some in Congress decided to protect the powerful and cast blame. According to a recent study, Pennsylvania stands to lose nearly 80,000 jobs due to sequestration. Allowing these cuts to harm our economy is the wrong policy when there is an alternative. The American people deserve a balanced and reasonable approach that will protect middle class families and create jobs."