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Library of Congress fears sequester cuts to pest control, bookbinding, magazine subscriptions

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets
An expected fiscal 2014 budget freeze coupled with the threatened 5 percent sequester cut is weighing heavily on the federal agency most influenced by founding father Thomas Jefferson, the Library of Congress. "Knowledge and creativity never stand still," said chief Librarian James Billington. "We cannot stop or severely slow down the library's work without beginning to degrade irreversibly our...