Boehner says Senate must deal with Sequester firstSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 14:46
Boehner says Senate must deal with Sequester first
Alexis Levinson | Political Reporter
Feruary 14, 2013 | 1:02 PM
WASHINGTON — Speaker of the House John Boehner repeated his call for the Senate to pass a bill to avert the sequester, saying the House would work with them once there was a concrete proposal.
With the sequester set to take effect March 1, and both bodies out of session all next week, mere days remain for Congress to agree on a plan to avert the cuts.
Democrats have criticized House Republicans for not taking action on the sequester when so few days remain. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer attacked Republicans Tuesday for continuing to “fiddle” on message bills that he predicted had little chance of passing the Senate.