President Obama to propose plan for delaying sequester again

February 5, 2013
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President Obama on Tuesday will call on Congress to delay sequestration from starting next month by passing a small package of spending cuts and tax changes, according to a report from Zachary A. Goldfarb.

The White House official who leaked the news did not detail specific spending cuts or tax changes — possibly the closing of loopholes or deductions benefiting the wealthy or select industries — but said they should postpone the automatic spending cuts for only a few months, according to Goldfarb.

Obama is expected to make a statement about the proposal at 1:15 p.m.

For further details, read the full story from The Washington Post.

 

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Josh Hicks covers the federal government and anchors the Federal Eye blog. He reported for newspapers in the Detroit and Seattle suburbs before joining the Post as a contributor to Glenn Kessler’s Fact Checker blog in 2011.
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