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Washington Journal for Wednesday, February 27

Washington, DC
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

On the Phone: Ginger Gibson, Politico, Congressional Reporter @GingerGibson

Topic: Latest on Congress & sequestration.  

On the Phone: Eugene Daub, Sculptor of Rosa Parks Statue

Topic: Congress honors civil rights leader Rosa Parks with a statue dedicated today in Statuary Hall.

Ari Berman, The Nation, Contributing Writer @ariberman & Hans Von Spakovsky, Heritage Foundation, Senior Legal Fellow @HvonSpakovsky

Topic: The Supreme Court hears a case this morning challenging a provision of the Voting Rights Act known as Section 5, which says states and localities with a history of disenfranchising minorities must get federal approval before changing their voting procedures.  Our guests will share conservative and liberal opinions on the law and explain the case before the High Court.

Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), Education & Workforce Committee Member  @DrPhilRoe

Topic: Guest will discuss what he wants to see come out of sequestration, how it affects his home state of Tennessee and related matters.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Appropriations Committee Member @RepAdamSchiff

Topic: Guest, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, will join us to discuss the pending sequestration set for Friday and how his home state of California will be impacted by the cuts.

Keith Laing, The Hill, Transportation Reporter @Keith_Laing

Topic: The Transportation Secretary is warning that the looming sequester will cause delays at U.S. airports and travel industry groups are also voicing concerns about cuts, but some Republicans say they’re using scare tactics. Our guest will explain what’s at stake and dig into the numbers behind transportation cuts in the sequester debate.

On the Phone: Alyson Klein, Education Week, Reporter

Topic:  Guest will talk about what sequestration might mean for education programs and school districts, and explain the warnings of the Obama Administration and the response of Republicans in Congress. 

Alan Bjerga, Bloomberg News, Reporter @AlanBjerga     

Topic: Guest will discuss the impact sequestration would have on the Agriculture Department, including furloughs for up to a third of its workers, shutdowns of meat plants across the country and the summertime closure of national forest campgrounds.

Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 11:46am (ET)

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