Press Release

Hiring Freeze May Affect Military Families, Readiness, Cuellar Warns

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WASHINGTON, February 23, 2017 | Victoria Glynn ((202) 340-9148) | comments
Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) responded to news reports that the President’s hiring freeze has led to cuts in daycare programs on military installations:

“As a member of the Appropriations subcommittee on Defense, I am watching closely for the impacts of the President’s government hiring freeze on our military readiness. I am concerned by recent announcements that some U.S. Army installations, at home and abroad, must now cut services like daycare for military families. These are the sort of unintended consequences that the President should have considered before taking such an extreme measure, without input from Congress.”
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