(WASHINGTON – July 18, 2012) The House of Representatives today approved H.R. 5872, the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 with a strongly bipartisan vote. The bill would require President Obama to submit a report to Congress 30 days after the date of enactment detailing how the administration plans to implement the budget sequestration cuts required to take place in January 2013.
Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) issued the following statement after voting for the bill:
“Granite Staters deserve to know how the Obama Administration intends to implement sequestration. This bill requires administration officials to spell out their plans in detail. With the very real possibility that many thousands of jobs could be lost as a result of the sequestration process, we need full transparency on this issue. I voted in April to pass the Sequestration Replacement Conciliation Act, which would protect our Armed Forces while reducing the deficit by $242.8 billion over a decade. I’ve shown where I stand; I urge the Obama Administration to do likewise. I also urge the Senate, which has yet to act on this, to join the House in giving citizens the transparency and openness they should expect from their government.”