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Congressman Peters’ Statement on President Obama’s Appeal to Congress to Avoid the Sequester

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on President Obama’ s speech on the sequester.

“For the people of San Diego, the looming sequester is not an abstract problem. It is real. It means drastic cuts to our defense industry, increased health care costs, overburdening our businesses, and stifling the ability of our young people to afford college. We can’t allow this to happen, and I applaud president Obama for his call to action. There is no question that drastic steps must be taken to lower our deficit but indiscriminate cuts are not the answer. The only way we can solve this is if both parties work together to develop a long-term, balanced deficit reduction plan. And if a compromise cannot be reached by the end of the month, I agree with the president that we need a short-term plan to avoid these devastating cuts.”