Cathy McMorris Rodgers Delivers GOP Weekly Address ~ March 2, 2013
House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivers this week’s address, calling on President Obama and Senate Democrats to negotiate a solution to the President’s devastating spending cuts, known as the sequester. The President’s sequester went into effect March 1st. The Democrat-led Senate has not passed any replacement plan, and the President has not put any solution forward. The House has acted–twice–to replace the sequester with responsible cuts and reforms. Washington Democrats must act.
As the Sequester went into effect, the Congresswoman was a guest on Bloomberg TV’s Political Capital. She fielded a barrage of questions from host Al Hunt with precision, grace, and the simple facts.
“Why should the House have to pass a third plan before the Senate puts any kind of a proposal on the table?” she asks. “[Sequester] could have been avoided, we didn’t have to wait until the last minute…I believe there are smarter ways.
. . . The President has yet to put spending cuts on the table…he continues to say we need to raise taxes”.