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Virginia also was ranked first in the country in total federal procurement last year, at just shy of $60 billion.

District officials have said cuts to federal social-service programs could really hurt the city, considering roughly one-third of its residents are on Medicaid.

Maryland officials have said they could lose as much as $158 million in federal funding just in the first year.

Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, said Congress should work to find revised recommendations that would minimize their potential damage.

“We can’t give up, and they can’t give up,” he said. “All of us need to put the national interest first.”

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