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Washington Journal for Monday, March 4

Washington, DC
Monday, March 4, 2013

On the Phone: Francis Rose, Federal News Radio Anchor

Topic: Guest will discuss what happens to federal workers under sequestration.  Topics to include: how employees will be notified, how agencies determine furloughs, what happens to benefits and other perks for employees and what happens to contractors.
Jacqueline Simon, American Federation of Government Employees – Public Policy Director
Topic: With sequestration now in effect, guest will discuss the role of her union and how they either examining if agencies can keep from laying off workers or protecting them during sequestration period.
On the Phone: Kristen Hays, Thomson Reuters Staff Writer
Topic: Suits against British Petroleum oil company began last week at a Federal District Court in New Orleans. The case aims to decide culpability and damages from the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill.
John Felmy, American Petroleum Institute Chief Economist
Topic: Guest will discuss rising gas prices; oil and gas tax credits; keystone pipeline; and climate change proposals.
Paul Light, New York University Public Service Professor   
Topic: The size and scope of federal contractors as well as the impact sequestration could be having on contractors and federal services.

Updated: Monday, March 4, 2013 at 10:44am (ET)

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