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McDonnell: VA Could Lose 164K Jobs Under Sequestration

Gov. Bob McDonnell
Gov. Bob McDonnell

Virginia stands to lose more than164,000 jobs if automatic across-the-board budget cuts under sequestration go into effect, Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote in a letter to President Barack Obama.

According to the Daily Press, that McDonnell also said that Northern Virginia would absorb more than 60 percent of these losses, Hampton Roads would absorb approximately 20 percent and Richmond 12 percent.”

McDonnell said Obama should work with the Congress to mitigate the impacts of sequestration, according to the report.

Todd Allen Wilson writes nine of Virginia’s 13 members of Congress sent a letter to Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) that also encourages a compromise to avoid the sequester. urging the three to find a compromise to avoid the across-the-board budget cuts.

The Navy is delaying overhaul projects on two aircraft carriers and has canceled air shows that were scheduled to occur in Virginia Beach and at Hampton-based Langley Air Force Base, Wilson reports.

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