Nebraska Delegation Remark on Federal Budget Cuts
Nebraska Senators believe FDA is over reacting
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Congressman Lee Terry spent Friday serving meals to homeless in Omaha, just hours before President Obama signed his name on the line, allowing across the board cuts to government spending. Representative Lee Terry says, "Let these go into effect because frankly, these are the only cuts we're going to see, at least in the next few years."
Government agencies have been handing out their long list of horrible cuts that'll be made, like the Food and Drug Administration threatening to reduce its number of meat inspectors. Senator Mike Johanns says that's one of the worst ideas he's ever heard. Johanns says, "I will say as a former Secretary, the last place in the world you would ever cut would be meat inspectors. Why? It's a safety issue." Other Nebraska lawmakers agree. Terry says, "I can tell you they've got a enough waste within their building in Washington D.C. That they don't have to furlough any meat inspector." Congresswoman Deb Fischer says, "Funding for travel, seminars and conferences is certainly less of a national priority than the safety and health of consumers and yet none of these funds seem slated for the chopping block."