House Democratic leaders said Tuesday that Congress should not grant the White House greater flexibility over the sequester cuts scheduled to take effect at the end of the week.
"It's a false choice for us to make," said Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-ranking House Democrat, told reporters in the Capitol.
"We are the elected officials who the public sent here to make some tough decisions and to give direction to the executive branch of the government. This is our job to do, and we ought not to be passing it on, or attempting to pass it on, to anybody else."
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