Thursday, February 21, 2013
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney holds his daily press briefing and began with a push the administration’s sequestration stance.
The Administration has been arguing that Congress should act immediately to prevent the automatic spending cuts from going into effect March 1st.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 2:30pm (ET)
Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-WA) released her 2014 budget resolution for mark up Wednesday. It included significant tax increases on top of the $620 billion tax hike from the fiscal cliff deal.
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House Budget Cmte. Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other GOP members on the budget committee release their proposal for a FY2014 budget. Rep. Ryan says his proposal will balance the budget in ten years and his calculations are based on repealing the Obama health care act.
State Department Spokesman, Victoria Nuland conducts a daily briefing at the State Department.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano addressed cybersecurity issues at a joint hearing of the Senate Commerce Commmittee and the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
At a ceremony at the Interior Department, President Obama signs the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Vice President, who was the author of the original bill while he was in the senate, also delivers remarks.
Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell conducted a daily briefing at the State Department.
President Obama met with his cabinet at the White House, including newly approved Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The president spoke briefly to the press about the impact of sequestration budget cuts and his priorities on immigration and gun violence.
Pres. Obama announced at the White House this morning the people he will nominate to be Energy Secretary, the EPA Administrator and the new head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).