"President Obama proposed these devastating across-the-board spending cuts and insisted they become law. The House has voted twice to replace the President's sequester with common sense spending cuts and reforms that help achieve a balanced budget within a decade. Unfortunately, the Senate and President have never addressed these bills. Washington's goal should be to grow the economy, expand opportunity and ensure America maintains its leading role in the world with a strong national defense. The President needs to come to the table and negotiate a credible plan to replace his sequester with responsible spending cuts and no more tax increases."