First Stops on Congressman Denny Heck’s “Replace the Sequester Tour” Announced
For more information, contact: Phil Gardner 202-226-4013
On Thursday, February 21, Congressman Denny Heck will visit the first two stops on his Replace the Sequester Tour. The tour is aimed at highlighting the impact of the March 1st federal budget cuts on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the South Puget Sound economy.
The March 1st federal budget cuts, known as sequestration, threaten to plunge the South Sound’s economy into another recession. They also threaten our military readiness. Congressman Heck has called for replacing the deep, across-the-board cuts with a more responsible approach for deficit reduction.
Congressman Heck will first visit Burs Restaurant in Lakewood to highlight the potential furloughs that civilian employees at Joint Base Lewis-McChord could face if the sequester is not replaced. The loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in wages would be harmful to local businesses like Burs.
Congressman Heck will then visit Tactical Tailor in Lakewood to highlight the lost revenues local businesses would face if the March 1st cuts go into effect. Tactical Tailor is a local business that sells tactical gear to Joint Base Lewis-McChord and would see a significant reduction in purchases if the sequester is not replaced.
Be on the lookout for more events on the Replace the Sequester Tour if Congress fails to act responsibly and replace the sequester.