7:05am On the Phone: Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call, Staff Writer
Topic: As Congress and the Obama Administration inches closer to the March 1st deadline for sequestration, our guest will discuss what’s ahead this week for Congress when it comes to preventing pending budget cuts from taking place.
7:45am Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), Joint Economic Committee Member @lorettasanchez
Topic: A look at the sequestration cuts that go into effect on Friday & how those cuts could impact U.S. military & homeland security capabilities.
8:20am Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI), Budget Committee Member @RepRibble
Topic: A look at the sequestration cuts expected to go into effect on Friday and whether a deal can be reached. Back before the “fiscal cliff” deal, Rep. Ribble suggested that both parties are to blame for the situation.
9am Dylan Matthews, Washington Post's "Wonkblog," Reporter @dylanmatt
Topic: The Labor Department outlined the impact of sequester on its agency programs, including $400 less in benefits to about 2 million of the long-term unemployed while they search for jobs.
9:30am Jon Prior, Politico, Finance Reporter @JonAPrior
Topic: The Housing and Urban Development agency has outlined the impact sequester could have on the housing industry and its programs.