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Sacramento - Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) has authored Assembly Joint Resolution 14, calling upon Congress to avoid devastating sequester cuts that are due to go into effect unless the House, Senate and President can agree on an alternate deficit reduction plan. Sequestration, or across the board cuts of about 10%, would impact California particularly hard and would set the state's economic recovery back at a time when California is just beginning to recover from the recession. "Californians rightly expect our leaders in Washington to work together to resolve budget disagreements in a way that avoids the indiscriminate sledgehammer approach of sequestration," says Assemblymember Atkins. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.