Gubernatorial Reaction to White House Meeting
Following their meeting with the president and vice president, several state governors spoke to reporters outside the White House about the… read more
Following their meeting with the president and vice president, several state governors spoke to reporters outside the White House about the impact of the sequestration cuts on their states. Several of them urged Congress and the president to reach a compromise.
The governors were in Washington, D.C., to attend the National Governors Association (NGA) 2013 Winter Meeting, an annual meeting in which a bipartisan group of U.S. governors gathers in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues affecting the states.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Dannel P. Malloy Governor Connecticut
- Jack A. Markell Chair National Governors Association
- Martin J. O'Malley Governor Maryland
- Scott Walker Governor Wisconsin
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