House Republicans and Democrats on the Budget Committee voted unanimously to demand answers from the administration on the automatic $109 billion in budget cuts slated to hit January 2.

American_ClockHouse Republicans and Democrats on the Budget Committee voted unanimously to demand answers from the administration on the automatic $109 billion in budget cuts – triggered by the failure of last year’s debt supercommittee – slated to hit January 2.

The bill, reported out of committee, would require the Office of Management and Budget to detail how defense and non-defense programs would be affected by the automatic cuts.

The House Budget Committee vote follows approval of a similar bipartisan measure in the Senate last week. The Senate attached an amendment, sponsored by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), to the 2012 farm bill that also demanded OMB to furnish the information.

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Source: Erik Wasson | The Hill