Year two of sequestration begins today, but Congress’ end-of-year budget deal lessened the effects of the cuts to the Defense Department.
Military officials’ pleas to Congress to ease sequestration had some impact. Sequestration — the across-the-board cuts of the Budget Control Act of 2011 — were passed last year as a means to reduce the federal government’s deficit by $1.2 trillion over a decade.
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Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here. You can contact Rose L. Thayer at email@example.com or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.