Obama urges Congress to avoid spending cuts

Obama spoke in front of a crowd of ship-builders in Newport News. They are some of the workers that could be effected by massive cuts

The president wants Congress to approve his plan to close tax loopholes and cut the budget, instead of slashing spending.

The president wants Congress to approve his plan to close tax loopholes and cut the budget, instead of slashing spending. (2/26/13)

WOODBURY - President Barack Obama was in Virginia today, urging Congress to complete a deal to avoid the automatic spending cuts set to go into effect Friday.

Obama spoke in front of a crowd of ship-builders in Newport News. They are some of the workers that could be effected by massive cuts to defense spending.

The president wants Congress to approve his plan to close tax loopholes and cut the budget, instead of slashing spending.

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