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Group protests cuts to veterans programs

10:32 PM, Mar. 8, 2013
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U.S. veterans and military families will feel the effects of across-the-board federal spending cuts that went into effect March 1.

About half of the $85 billion in cuts, known as sequestration, will come from defense spending. The U.S. Department of Labor plans to reduce funding for its veterans employment and training program by 5 percent., and the U.S. Court of Appeals will cut veterans claims by 5 percent.

The spending cuts are the result of a failure by President Barack Obama and a divided Congress to reach a long-term agreement to reduce the federal deficit. Democrats support using new ...

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