September 14th, 2012
08:11 PM ET

White House details plans for more than $100B in spending cuts

The White House issued its report to Congress explaining how exactly it plans to cut roughly $120 billion to Pentagon and domestic programs if Congress doesn't stop the automatic spending cuts from taking effect before the end of the year.

What exactly is in the report?

As part of CNN's in-depth look at the issues that affect the 2012 election, CNN Contributor John Avlon comes 'OutFront' with the details.

White House details fiscal cliff spending cuts

Under pressure from Congress, the Obama administration on Friday detailed for the first time how more than $100 billion in spending cuts slated for January will ripple out across thousands of federal programs and projects.

The White House budget office, in a report mandated by Congress, said the cuts "would have a devastating impact on important defense and nondefense programs."

Cuts in domestic spending would affect everything from government salaries and private-sector contracts to research, air traffic control, border patrol, food safety, the FBI, housing programs, food assistance, after-school programs and education grants, according to the report.


Filed under: 2012 Election • Congress • Economy • Sequestration
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