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Indian programs at Interior face $130M cut under sequester
Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Indian programs at the
face a $130 million cut under the federal budget sequester, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on Monday.
The cuts will take place Friday unless lawmakers take action. The
Bureau of Indian Affairs
and other agencies at DOI will be forced to cut back essential program when that happens, Salazar warned.
“These are real impacts we’re looking at,” Salazar said on a conference call with members of the media, The New York Times reported.
In a letter to Congress, Salazar said Indian education and general assistance are among the programs that will take a big hit.
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