Obama Again Seeks to End Budget Cuts Made in Sequester Deal
esident Obama will revive his push to reverse billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts that took effect in 2013 as part of a last-resort deficit deal, the White House said Thursday as officials began to tease out pieces of the president’s 2016 budget due out next week.
Obama is slated to make his case for restoring the spending Thursday night in a speech to House Democrats meeting in Philadelphia for an annual strategy session.
As he has in past spending plans, the president will call for undoing the across-the-board cuts, known as the sequester, that hit the military and domestic programs.
“The president’s budget will fully reverse those cuts for domestic priorities, and match those investments dollar-for-dollar with the resources our troops need to keep America safe,” a White House official said.