Speaker Boehner on the White House Missing Sequestration Transparency Act Deadline
WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the White House announced it would not meet the legal deadline outlined in the Sequestration Transparency Act, a law that President Obama signed recently that requires him to submit a report to Congress detailing the impact of his ‘sequester’ on defense and non-defense programs:
“The sequester originated from this White House, yet it refuses to level with the American people about the devastating impact it will have on our country. By proposing the sequester, the president put his own election campaign ahead of the interests of the country. He has a responsibility and legal obligation to tell the American people how he plans to implement, or replace, these devastating cuts.
“House Republicans have passed legislation to protect our troops by replacing the sequester with common-sense spending cuts and reforms. If the president and Senate Democratic leaders summon the courage to put forth a concrete plan to replace these cuts there’s no reason we can’t work together to resolve this issue quickly. But doing nothing is shameful and irresponsible.”