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Hensarling Statement on President Obama’s Failure to Meet Legal Deadline, Explain Defense Cuts

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement today about the Obama administration’s failure to meet the legal deadline for submission of a report on the expected effects of sequestration on defense and non-defense programs. The Sequestration Transparency Act, which Chairman Hensarling introduced in the House of Representatives, required the administration by law to release the report.

“I am exceedingly disappointed by President Obama’s failure to uphold the Sequestration Transparency Act — a bipartisan law which he signed just one month ago. His administration has broken faith with the American people – especially the men and women of our military – who expected their president to do his duty and explain exactly how our national security will be affected by the sequester.
“As sequestration – which was originally proposed by this administration – looms nearer, time is running out to avert ‘devastating’ cuts to our national defense. As the nation waits for the administration’s delayed report, House Republicans still have the only plan to replace these dangerous defense cuts with common-sense spending reductions.”