BET Political Wire: GOP Leader Says He Trusts Obama

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It's Real

At the end of an Oversight Committee hearing March 19, ranking Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings said that sequestration's automatic spending cuts will affect his staff. "I just told my employees they're taking two days of furlough [each month]," he said, adding that the impact of lost pay for people earning $40,000 to $45,000 —  "that's real."

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