Obama speaks to the media after meeting with congressional leaders at the White House March 1. He said he wouldn’t risk a government shutdown by demanding a sequester fix in the continuing resolution needed to fund the government past the end of March.
But, he lamented, “It is a silent group right now.”
Obama issued the order triggering the $85 billion sequester in federal spending at 8:31 p.m. on March 1.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with Faye, a pot belly pig, after a news conference held by Citizens Against Government Waste at the Phoenix Park Hotel to release the 2015 Congressional Pig Book which identifies pork-barrel spending in Congress, May 13, 2015.