The sequester and the federal budget are among topics expected to be discussed as Rep. Scott Perry, R-York County, hosts his first town meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 at Fairview Township Fire Department, 340 Lewisberry Road in New Cumberland.

Perry is expected to update constituents on the sequester and budget debates, as well as job creation and tax policy. He'll then take questions from the audience.

In a press release, Perry said the sequester could cost tens of thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania and "have devastating impacts on our economy."

He said the House has tried to "replace the sequester with common-sense spending reforms," but it's "difficult to come to an agreement when neither President (Barack) Obama nor the Democrats who run the Senate have offered a specific plan to replace the President's sequester."

He Obama has given speeches blaming Republicans but has "failed to lead" on resolving the issue.