Today, Congressman Bill Cassidy released the following statement on the Obama Administration announcing that scheduled and future public tours of the White House will not occur due to the sequestration cuts:
"There will be no significant progress in implementing sequestration by cancelling White House tours. The White House was able to conduct tours with less money in Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009 than what is available this year after the reduction. The President has full authority to implement these cuts and appears to want them to be as harsh and public as possible to compel the American people to allow the president to spend more.
"The President should look to Congress on how to reduce White House spending. Tours of the United States Capitol will still occur because House Republicans are responsibly implementing cuts to the Congressional operating budget which was cut over eight percent."