Skip to comments.House Republicans Challenge Obama on the Budget, Sequestration, and Energy
Posted on 03/14/2013 4:56:01 AM PDT by upchuck
President Obama is meeting with House Republicans at the Capitol. According to GOP sources, members are challenging him on a variety of issues.
Representative James Lankford (R., Okla.) spoke up and talked about the Ryan budget. He urged the president to support a budget that balances in a decade.
Representative Dave Camp (R., Mich.) asked the president to back entitlement reform, and to work hard to find consensus. He wants the president to craft a deal on chained CPI, which is one area where the White House has shown interest.
Representative Candice Miller (R., Mich.) asked the president to stop playing games with sequestration and reopen the White House for tours.
Representative Steve Scalise (R., La.) brought up energy and jobs, then asked the president to support the Keystone pipeline. Obama told Scalise and the group that hell make a decision on Keystone soon.
Representative Peter Roskam (R., Ill.) challenged Obama about his leadership. He described the current political problems in Illinois, and told Obama that he needs to do a better job than Democrats in their state.
Representative Tom Price (R., Ga.) told Obama that hes taking way too long with the White Houses budget proposal. He rapped the president for being late with his submission, and asked the president to release his plan.
Obama told Republicans that hell release his budget in the next few weeks, but warned them to not expect any surprises. He says itll reflect his campaigns platform and the current policies mentioned on the White Houses website.
Just for the record, this article was posted at 7:56am EDT, NOT 6:56 as listed.
They already passed the CR that Obama demands that covers FY13, this is just a smoke screen DOA stuff, it worked many times before, for Dems.