Sequestration Q&A with Congressional Leadership

September 20, 2012 | Terry Howell

We recently featured a live blog with House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon and House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller.

Check out the replay below to see how our guests answered our readers questions about the impact sequestration may have on pay, benefits, and defense programs.


  1. Good luck. Have a good one.

  2. Thank you for having me. Goodbye.

  3. Did this take place already? If not, we would like to know, since HRC has been unable to provide info ((and unconvirmed sources have pointed to congress), why has the FY11 and FY12 APL RC MAJOR selection Boards been delayed over 8 months for two years in a row? If this is a force shapping move, then publish that. It has been 4 months since an anoucement of delay was published and still……(wait for, we have)………NOTHING! Soldiers deployed are missing out on up to $1K/Month and losing eligibility time toward thier next promo board!!!?

    Thanks for any insight, cause if you don't know…well who does, cause it AINT HRC?

    • The live blog has already taken place. 0915 today. Sequestration doesn't hit until Jan 2, 2013. I suggest you contact the HASC for any assistance.

  4. Concerned Vet says:

    Are catagory 7 & 8 veterans going to lose their health care benifits under the current legislation?

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