White House Tours To Resume Seven Months After Sequester

Only on a limited basis


The Obama administration announced Friday that White House tours will resume, on a limited basis, seven months after they were suspended due to the "sequester" spending cuts. 

The announcement was made in a mass email to congressional offices. The tours were originally cancelled in March in response to across-the-board spending cuts—the email offered no explanation as to how the administration found the money to resume them, though officials later said the fact that a new fiscal year had started freed up some funds.  

The decision also comes just two days after Congress voted for a funding bill that ended the partial government shutdown.