Congressman Neal Speaks Out About CutsCHICOPEE, 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.