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.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., walks on Broadway after a Future Forum with young entrepreneurs in the Flatiron District of New York City, April 16, 2015. Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., also attended.