On Monday's edition of Lubbock's First News, Congressman Randy Neugebauer talked with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about the latest going on in Washington.

Now that the sequester has taken effect, the next step is to determine just how much is going to be cut from each department. Neugebauer said that even though the cuts issued by the sequester are much smaller than they ought to be, Republicans cannot budge on these cuts and need to make sure they are implemented, even if they have to move some money around to do so.

"This is a relatively small cut in relationship to the size of cuts that we're really going to have to make if we're going to begin to move towards a balanced budget. And later on in April, Republicans are going to lay out a budget that is a template to take us to balancing the budget in 10 years, and it's going to call for some additional cuts because we just can't keep spending money we don't have."

Neugebauer also took a listener's question over why America continues to give out foreign aid when we can't pay our own bills. He responded that foreign aid, particularly to countries we're not on good terms with, is something that needs to be seriously looked at, and that America cannot continue to fund the entire world.

You can listen to Congressman Randy Neugebauer Mondays at 7:35 during Lubbock's First News on NewsTalk 790 KFYO.