Tom Coburn: Govt Could Implement Partial Job Freeze For Sequestration

Tom Coburn
Tom Coburn

Sen. Tom Coburn has asked Jeff Zients, deputy director of management at the Office of Budget and Management, to re-direct money from 10 jobs to other positions as a way to handle sequestration cuts.

Federal News Radio reports Coburn believes that money should go to mission-critical jobs that could be lost if the government has to implement the automatic budget cuts.

Coburn used positions such as air traffic controllers, border patrol officers, food inspectors, Transportation Security Administration screeners and civilians supporting soldiers in Afghanistan as examples of mission-critical jobs.

Jason Miller writes Coburn wants an answer from OMB on his proposal by April 1.

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  1. Shame on Tom Coburn. He’s part of the problem in D.C. As a physician he should be ashamed at what his actions are doing to basic research in this country.

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