On February 26, Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-MD) and Representatives Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5), Elijah E. Cummings (MD-7), Chris Van Hollen (MD-8), John Sarbanes (MD-3), Donna F. Edwards (MD-4), and John Delaney (MD-6) released a statement urging the House to take action to prevent sequestration.
From the letter posted on Ruppersberger’s website:
With less than a week until sequestration is set to take effect, we are calling on the House to take immediate action to prevent the irrational spending cuts it will impose, which could severely damage our economy and national security. The sequester was deemed by both parties as too severe to be allowed to take effect and was meant to compel Congress to agree on a balanced solution to our deficits.