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Rep. Van Hollen- Direct Payments: “Serve no useful purpose right now.”

On Friday, House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen noted that Direct Payments “serve no useful purpose right now,” while discussing sequester issues at a news conference with House Democratic Leaders.

He explained that a plan to avoid the sequester drafted by Senate Democrats, and a separate plan put together by House Democrats, both include the elimination of direct payments.

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