Today, Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) offered the following remarks after the House of Representatives voted 414-2 to pass on a bipartisan basis H.R. 5872, the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012.
"On the most pressing budgeting matter in Congress today, the President's silence is deafening.
"Our military faces over half a trillion in new spending cuts over the next decade starting on January 1, 2013, and leaders from across the military and defense community have warned that our long-term national security and two million American jobs are at stake.
"Yet, even as this national security threat is growing each day, the Obama Administration has been unwilling to discuss where these cuts will be made.
"Today's legislation will require the President to lay out for the American people the stark choice facing our country, while we still have time to renegotiate the cuts that are required to restore our nation's fiscal health."