Lankford http://kgou.org en Federal Workers Question Congressman Over Sequester http://kgou.org/post/federal-workers-question-congressman-over-sequester-0 <p></p><p>Several federal employees questioned 5<sup>th</sup> Distrcit <a href="http://lankford.house.gov">U.S. Rep. James Lankford</a> (R-Okla.) on pay cuts they’re forced to take as part of <a href="http://www.npr.org/search/index.php?searchinput=sequester">sequestration</a> during a town hall recorded last month by KGOU.</p><p>Delo Anderson wanted to know why Congress isn’t letting the Dept. of Defense make strategic decisions on how to implement mandatory budget cuts, forcing 800,000 defense workers to take 22 furlough days.</p><p>“I met with Leon Panetta last summer to ask about sequestration,” Lankford said. “His response was we are not going to plan for it; it’s not going to happen.”</p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:12:18 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 2973 at http://kgou.org Federal Workers Question Congressman Over Sequester