"The report claims that more time is needed to provide these necessary details - but that is principally because the Administration has deliberately refused to plan for sequestration for an entire year. This disappointing report provides virtually no new information," the three said in a statement. "With sequestration less than four months away, the President's decision to ignore the specific intent of this law leaves Congress, the Department of Defense, defense suppliers, and the American people in the dark."
The trio also called for the president to immediately begin negotiations on a bipartisan measure to avert the cuts, and they argued that "Congress should not leave town until we have a bipartisan solution."
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.