Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), House Armed Services Committee ranking member, has said sequestration cuts will stay in place as the Obama administration’s budget plan heads to Capitol Hill, National Journal reported Monday.
Jordain Carney writes the administration’s five-year budget proposal for fiscal 2015 adheres to the $496 billion spending caps that Congress approved after the December budget deal.
“I think if you had to bet, you would bet that sequestration is going to stick around,” Smith said, according to the report.
Officials at the Defense Department have proposed various spending cuts for consideration in Congress in order to stick to the caps, according to the report.
“At this point, you’ve seen opposition to just about every cut…The better question is which of these cuts is going to get congressional support,” Smith said, according to National Journal