Lummis tells the Legislature that cuts are on the way

Feb 11, 2013

Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis told the state legislature that federal budget cuts of $1.6 trillion are coming.

“I am pleased to say that for the first time since I’ve been in Congress, truly significant cuts are coming.  The sequester will take effect on March 1st, it will cut roughly 10 percent across the board on all discretionary spending.”

Lummis spoke to both the Wyoming House and Senate today and noted that some of the cuts will impact the state, but they are necessary.

She joked that those in Washington who are used to spending believe the sky is falling.  Lummis says the only way the cuts won’t occur is if Congress votes to avoid them.  She says that won’t happen.