Obama to Cabinet: Cut $100M From Budgets

Move comes amid pressure to slice deficit
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2009 7:40 AM CDT
Obama to Cabinet: Cut $100M From Budgets
President Barack Obama, flanked by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, takes part in a meeting in London, Wednesday, April 1, 2009.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Facing pressure over spending, President Obama will unite his Cabinet today for the first time and ask members to find $100 million worth of potential budget cuts over the next 90 days, the Washington Post reports. Though it’s a tiny sum compared to a $3.5 trillion budget outline, the move is meant to signal Obama’s commitment to reform, says a top administration official.
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