President Meets with Black Leaders to Discuss Sequester

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President Barack Obama met last week with black leaders to emphasize the harm he feels across-the-board cuts to government programs known as sequester would cause to the nation's economy. Sequester is scheduled to begin on Friday, March 1, unless the political parties reach a deal.

President Obama called on the nine leaders, who attended the meeting in the White House's Roosevelt Room, to continue the national dialogue on the need for a balanced approach to deficit reduction. The President stressed that the automatic cuts, or sequester, will affect thousands of jobs, cutting services for children, senior citizens, mental wellness programs, small business and the military.

In his weekly Saturday radio address, President Obama urged Congress to stop harmful automatic cuts that threaten thousands of jobs and affect our national security.

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