House Passes Sequestration Replacement Bill
5:30 PM, May 10, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In a statement, House speaker John Boehner praised the bill's passage. "We should not punish our troops for Washington’s failures," Boehner said. "Today’s passage of the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act takes action to ensure those who defend America have the resources they need to fight and defeat the many clear and emerging threats that exist in the world today. The House’s action today replaces automatic defense cuts — cuts the Obama administration accurately said were ‘devastating’ to our military — with sensible spending cuts and reforms that reduce the deficit."