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November 20, 2013 at 9:50 AM

WSU’s Elson Floyd lobbying on Hill against sequestration

WASHINGTON — Washington State University President Elson Floyd came to Capitol Hill Wednesday to lobby against a now-familiar target — the federal budget ax known as sequestration. Floyd joined the heads of  five other research universities to remind lawmakers of the ways that automatic spending cuts are hurting R&D and slowing the economy. “You can never do…

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February 26, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Patty Murray blames Republicans for furloughs that would be triggered by sequestration

WASHINGTON — With millions of federal workers facing possible unpaid furloughs from mandatory budget cuts slated to start Friday, Sen. Patty Murray took to the Senate floor Tuesday to point out the culprits: Republicans. The Washington Democrat spoke out against the $85 billion in spending cuts while standing next to a chart labeled “Republican Plan for…

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