House passes bill demanding sequester details from the Obama administration
Barack Obama is in big trouble.
He may have to actually do some work for a change and present to Congress a plan to provide details on how he will deal with a required $109 billion cut to 2013 spending, which the administration must impose under last year's debt-ceiling agreement.
This should be quite interesting! Obama to present a plan to actually deal with the economy .... how novel!
A discussion and analysis from the MSM follow.
The House approved legislation on Wednesday that would give the Obama administration 30 days to provide details on how it will deal with a required $109 billion cut to 2013 spending, which the administration must impose under last year's debt-ceiling agreement.
The bill enjoyed broad support from both parties and passed easily in a 414-2 vote. The two "no" votes came from Democratic Reps. Eliot Engel (N.Y.) and Maurice Hinchey (N.Y.). Under the sequester, the Office of Management and Budget must by Jan. 2 cut $109 billion from 2013 mandatory and discretionary spending accounts unless Congress provides a different plan.
But the bill also would put pressure on the Obama administration and Democrats to redesign the sequester to spare the Defense Department from cuts. The author of the bill, House GOP Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Texas), has indicated that he sees the bill this way, lamenting that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said he would implement current law.
House passes bill demanding sequester details from the Obama administration - The Hill's Floor Action