When does the sequester start? Don’t ask Washington

Leaders in Washington know they are approaching the moment when the so-called sequester spending cuts are set to take effect — but they apparently are confused about when exactly that moment is.

 

 

When exactly does the sequester begin?

 

The White House confirmed today that President Obama will meet with congressional leaders to discuss the sequester on Friday, the day the sequester takes effect. That spurred congressional Republicans to criticize the president for scheduling a meeting after the sequester starts. Aides to both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told CBS News that the sequester officially becomes law at 12 a.m. ET on Friday – that’s midnight from Thursday into Friday...MORE

 

 



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