Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) issued the following statement on the upcoming sequestration cuts that take effect on March 1.
Congressman Smith: "The cuts are regrettable but avoidable. House Republicans have twice passed legislation that would have avoided sequestration cuts. The Senate has not passed a single bill to avoid the cuts. Sequestration was the White House's idea. And yet the President hasn't proposed any specific spending cuts to help avert sequestration. Unfortunately, President Obama appears more focused on playing a sequestration blame game than on preventing spending cuts that would hurt the economy."