Donnelly, through a spokesperson, said, “It is past time to for Democrats and Republicans to set politics aside.”
“Hoosier priorities are at risk because lawmakers were unable to focus on finding common ground and instead chose to draw political lines in the sand,” the statement read. “Discussions about sequestration should not be about assigning blame and winning political fights - they should be focused on finding alternatives both parties can agree to.”
The cuts that will go into effect in April could have far reaching consequences, Colvin and others said. The loss of funds will hurt the local economy, including the WestGate @ Crane Tech Park, and local schools.
Crow, who lives in Daviess County, said the cuts will hurt local charities. Federal employees are invited to donate to the charity of their choice through the Combined Federal Campaign.
“I don’t think people will be able to afford it,” Crow said. “This base has been well known for its people to be generous.”