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Sequestration cuts to hit congressional offices

Even Members of Congress aren't immune to sequestration.

In a letter sent to members of Congress Monday, the House Administration Committee instructed offices to cut their budgets by 8.2% to reflect the across-the-board federal spending cuts that were triggered last week.  

The cuts shouldn't come as a surprise to congressional offices. Members were warned in a separate letter last year that a budget reduction could be put into effect if sequestration was not averted.

"Although sequestration isn't the ideal way to reduce government spending, it is now the law and Congress is not, and should not be, immune," House Administration Committee Chair Candice Miller, R-Mich., said in a statement. “To the contrary, we should continue to lead by example and do our part to get this country on a fiscally sustainable path."

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