Bartlett Says Impacts on Marylanders of "Supercommittee" Failure and Sequestration Unclear Until President Obama Submits His FY 2013 Budget


Date: Nov. 21, 2011
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Bartlett said, "There will be direct impacts on Marylanders who are federal employees or work for businesses with federal government procurement contracts as a result of Congress' 'supercommittee' failing to produce a plan to reduce the federal budget deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next ten years. Marylanders who serve in our Armed Forces as well as civilian workers for defense agencies and contractors and those working at military installations in Maryland, would have to begin implementing double digit reductions in at least some of their missions and responsibilities under our current military strategy. However, we won't have more details about all of the impacts in Maryland until President Obama puts them in his budget for FY 2013 scheduled for delivery to Congress next February."