Obama calls for short-term fix to imminent spending cuts
February 5th, 2013
01:50 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama calls for short-term fix to imminent spending cuts

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama called Tuesday for a short-term agreement to put off deep cuts to government spending, including the military, set to take effect next month.

Obama made his pitch in a statement to reporters at the White House, urging Congress to pass a measure that would put off imminent spending cuts - known as sequestration - that were part of a 2011 debt ceiling deal.

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