House Majority Leader Roy Blunt (R.-Mo.) told HUMAN EVENTS Political Editor John Gizzi he had √?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨√?‚??talked twice to the White House√?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨ ¬Ě about putting together a package of rescissions from previously appropriated spending. Blunt said he told the White House √?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨√?‚??there must be some balance between what you want to do and we want to do.√?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨ ¬Ě The majority leader said he anticipated a list of rescissions to come from the White House by Thanksgiving.
At a subsequent White House briefing, Gizzi shared Blunt√?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨√Ę‚??¬Ęs comments with White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan and asked if the list of rescissions would be sent to Congress. √?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨√?‚??We continue to discuss a lot of ways to cut spending and save money,√?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨ ¬Ě said McClellan, confirming that Blunt had met with the President earlier in the week and that they had a √?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨√?‚??good discussion√?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨ ¬Ě about ways to cut spending.