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Representative Maloney asks for sequester flexibility

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. -- Representative Sean Patrick Maloney is worried about what the sequester will do to the Hudson Valley. And that's exactly what he said in a letter to President Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

In his letter, Maloney asked for more flexibility that could impact hundreds of thousands of local jobs, especially jobs at West Point.

According to Maloney, sequester cuts could cause over 2,000 employees to be furloughed at West Point alone.

In his letter, he said, "As you consider plans to implement the sequester in the Department of Defense, I hope that you will consider a plan to reduce the impact of the sequester on the 800,000 civilian employees including thousands in the Hudson Valley. I know that we all must make sacrifices...our military and seniors have made enough sacrifices; the staff and students at West Point have made enough sacrifices."

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