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Washington Journal for Tuesday, February 26

Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

7am Phones

7:05am On the Phone: Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call, Staff Writer

Topic:  As Congress and the Obama Administration inches closer to the March 1st deadline for sequestration, our guest will discuss what’s ahead this week for Congress when it  comes to preventing pending  budget cuts from taking place.

7:45am Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), Joint Economic Committee Member @lorettasanchez

Topic: A look at the sequestration cuts that go into effect on Friday & how those cuts could impact U.S. military & homeland security capabilities.

8:20am Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI), Budget Committee Member  @RepRibble

Topic:  A look at the sequestration cuts expected to go into effect on Friday and whether a deal can be reached.  Back before the “fiscal cliff” deal, Rep. Ribble suggested that both parties are to blame for the situation.  

9am Dylan Matthews, Washington Post's "Wonkblog," Reporter @dylanmatt 

Topic: The Labor Department outlined the impact of sequester on its agency programs, including $400 less in benefits to about 2 million of the long-term unemployed while they search for jobs.

9:30am Jon Prior, Politico, Finance Reporter @JonAPrior   

Topic: The Housing and Urban Development agency has outlined the impact sequester could have on the housing industry and its programs.

Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:57am (ET)

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