Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) released the following statement upon Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announcing that Defense Department civilian employees would be furloughed 11 days as a result of sequestration:


“Today’s announcement is exactly why I voted against sequestration – it will severely impact hardworking civilian DOD employees and put further strain on our community. I have heard from business owners, restaurant employees, local leaders, and everyone in between who has told me how sequestration has impacted their lives. The president promised Ohioans that sequestration wouldn’t happen. Unfortunately, he and the Senate have failed to meet the House on a solution to this mess that I opposed from the beginning. We cannot do it alone. We need the leadership of the president and the Senate to halt these furloughs and to inject stability back into our community.”