House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a statement after the Senate failed to pass a progressive sequester replacement bill that included revenue:
Congressional Republicans have shown no interest in averting this latest manufactured crisis. Our country is only one day away from debilitating, across-the-board spending cuts that will harm our economy and undermine job creation. Yet Senate Republicans rejected a balanced plan to prevent these cuts and House Republicans won’t even allow a vote on the fair, responsible Democratic proposal.
Leader Pelosi is right- progressives have put forward balanced plans to avert the sequester, and conservatives have led us directly to its doorstep.