Sep 09, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
File this under "the dog ate my homework" while blaming Republicans for their failure to actually focus on economic issues.
The White House on Friday said it will miss the legal deadline for delivering a report to Congress on the spending cuts from sequestration that are scheduled to take effect in 2013.
Spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Air Force One that the report will be coming next week.
Under the terms of the Sequestration Transparency Act signed in August, President Obama was to tell Congress by Friday how the administration plans to implement the $109 billion in automatic cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act.
The Office of Management and Budget has repeatedly failed to make legal deadlines. It delivered its presidential budget proposals and mid-session updates late both this year and last year.
Republicans have tried to tie the tardiness to the failure of the Senate to pass a budget resolution for the last three years.