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VA Lawmakers Sound off in Washington on Sequestration

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The war of words in Washington heats up as the budget deadline creeps closer. Tuesday, Virginia lawmakers weighed in with their take on the mess.

With a little more than two days to go until the sequester deadline in Washington, Republican leaders say the president is not taking enough action.

Virginia's 7th District Congressman and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor spoke alongside House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday morning, blaming the president and Senate Democrats for dragging their feet on the issue.

Economists project we could lose as many as 200,000 jobs in the commonwealth if these sequestration cuts go through. Cantor says he's worried about the well-being of Virginia families.

"I can tell you, I'm concerned about families in the commonwealth. I'm concerned because they're concerned about their future and the uncertainty that looms because of this sequester," said Cantor.

But there could be some hope in sight. Virginia Senator Tim Kaine says he and his fellow Democrats in the Senate are working on a plan that could get bipartisan support and make it to the House of Representatives.

If a plan does make it through the Senate, House Republicans say they would be willing to act fast.

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