"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."
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.