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Feds decide no cuts to Oregon timber funds

Posted: Friday, Dec 27th, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rural communities are in line to receive millions in additional Secure Rural Schools funding, after the White House determined that mandatory budget cuts, known as “sequestration,” will not apply to the program for payments going out early next year, Oregon Democrats Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Peter DeFazio announced last week.

Wyden and DeFazio had pressed the administration for months to prevent cuts to this crucial support for rural Oregon counties.

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