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Pelosi Statement on White House Meeting to Avert Across-the-Board Spending Cuts


Location: Washington, DC

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in advance of Friday's White House meeting with President Obama and the bipartisan congressional leadership on a path forward to avert the sequester, the across-the-board spending cuts that will harm the economy:

"We look forward to meeting with President Obama to develop a balanced, bipartisan solution to avoid the unemployment and economic uncertainty caused by the indiscriminate cuts set to take effect.

"In the meantime, House Democrats will continue to seek a vote on our proposal to avert this crisis with a fair solution, similar to the Senate Democratic proposal, that cuts spending responsibly, increases revenue, and creates growth with jobs.

"It is time to act to protect the middle class, create jobs, and reduce the deficit in a balanced way."

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