Washington, D.C—Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the impact of sequestration on the economy.

“This report makes it even clearer that we need to replace sequestration as quickly as possible. It’s hurting our families, our national security, and our economic recovery—and I urge Republicans to join us in a budget conference so we can work together to end these automatic cuts before they do even more damage.”

Murray spoke on the Senate floor today about the impact of sequestration in Washington state, including the brain surgeries at military hospitals that are being delayed because of cuts from sequestration.