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Congressman Neal Speaks Out About Cuts

richard nealCHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) — On Friday, Congress approved a bill that would remove furloughs for all 47-thousand FAA employees.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is shifting $250 million of their own money so that workers won’t be forced to stay home one day a week.

The cuts were part of mandatory government budget cuts that went into effect last month.

Congressman Richard Neal talked about having to make the decision.

“We’re on a piece meal basis – pick and choose those items that derives the greatest public howl and I think you’re going to hear, based on the vote that was taken last week from others that think they were unfairly targeted. I would point out that sequestration was blind in the fact that it simply said, 8%.”

Cuts to the military, Medicare and unemployment benefits remain in place.

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