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Report: WH Indicates Desire for Sequestration Repeal

WhiteHouseWhite House Press Secretary Jay Carney indicated Tuesday the president wants to eliminate the $500 billion automatic cut to defense spending under sequestration, Defense News reports.

John Bennett writes Carney was not specific regarding the timing of when President Barack Obama would discuss eliminating the sequester with Congress.

Carney said Obama and Congress have two months to nullify the cuts since they were delayed as part of a compromise to avert the fiscal cliff.

Nondefense spending would also see a $500 billion cut if sequestration occurs, Bennett reports.

Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale recently discussed the headwinds of sequestration at a Brookings Institution conference, saying the cut would reduce the Defense Department‘s 2013 funds by 9 percent

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