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Washington Journal for Friday, March 1

Washington, DC
Friday, March 1, 2013

7am Phones

7:05am On the Phone: Alexander Bolton, The Hill, Staff Writer

Topic:  Pres. Obama will meet with Congressional Leadership to discuss sequestration cut expected to take place today.

8am Jerry Zremski, Buffalo News, Washington Bureau Chief

Topic: In upstate New York, not only will social programs be affected but border enforcement between the United States and Canada could also be curtailed.

8:25am On the Phone: Steve Bousquet, Tampa Bay Times, Tallahassee Bureau Chief

Topic: Guest will discuss how education, social and military programs could be affected due to sequestration.

8:30am Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) @repdonnaedwards 

Today: A look at the impact that sequestration – which will take effect today – will have on the metropolitan DC area, including the 4th District of Maryland, which encompasses Andrews AFB. 

8:55am On the Phone: Mike Hixenbaugh, Virginia Pilot, Staff Writer

Topic: The Hampton Roads area of Virginia depends largely on the military bases and related industries.  Guest will discuss the effects of sequestration on the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

9am Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) @randy_forbes

Topic: The impact that sequestration – which goes into effect today – will have on the defense industry, including civilian and active duty personnel, contractors , readiness and ongoing operations.  We also discuss how these cuts will affect the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, and congressional districts reliant upon the defense industry – including Rep. Forbes’ 4th District.

9:30am Richard Dunham, Houston Chronicle, Washington Bureau Chief

Topic: Aside for military and social issues affected by sequestration, guest will also discuss how border security and immigration programs could be impacted.

Updated: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 10:53am (ET)

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