Leader Cantor On White House Failure To Meet Sequestration Transparency Act Deadline
September 7, 2012
Contact: Doug Heye, Megan Whittemore
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) released the following statement on the failure of the Obama Administration to comply with the Sequestration Transparency Act, requiring the Administration to submit their plan to Congress on September 7, 2012 for the implementation of $110 billion in across-the-board spending cuts:

“This Administration has a history of failing to meet budget deadlines and today is no exception. The White House has failed to comply with the law and refused to give Congress and the American people any answers for their plan to implement, or replace, devastating cuts that will take effect in about 100 days. These cuts will harm our national security and eliminate jobs. We have made clear that we want to work to replace the cuts in the sequester with bipartisan, common sense spending reforms in order to reduce the deficit, grow the economy and spur job creation. The President has refused to join us at every turn.”