McConnell Statement on White House Sequester Event

Statement

By:  Mitch McConnell
Date: Feb. 19, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement today as the President held another campaign event on the sequester:

"Today's event at the White House proves once again that more than three months after the November election, President Obama still prefers campaign events to common sense, bipartisan action. Surely the President won't cut funds to first responders when just last year Washington handed out an estimated $115 billion in payments to individuals who weren't even eligible to receive them, or at a time when 11 different government agencies are funding 90 different green energy programs. That would be a terrible and entirely unnecessary choice by a President who claims to want bipartisan reform."