President Obama on Monday urged governors to meet with their states' congressional delegations while they are in Washington this week for the National Governor's Association winter meeting and press them to find a way to avoid the looming sequester cuts.
"I hope that you speak with your congressional delegation and remind them in no uncertain terms exactly what is at stake and exactly who is at risk," Obama said in an address to members of the National Governors Association at the White House. "Because here's the thing. These cuts do not have to happen. Congress can turn them off anytime with just a little bit of compromise."