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March 14, 2013 - 8:14 am

Members of the Congressional Progressive Congress today will urge House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to bring a one-sentence bill to the floor to end sequestration.

The Cancel the Sequester Act of 2013 was introduced Feb. 28, just before the mandatory cuts took effect, by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.). Twenty-six co-sponsors have come on board.

Unlike other sequestration repeal bills, though, this offers no solution to offset nixed spending cuts.

“Section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is repealed,” reads the entire text.

Conyers, along with Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), and Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), will hold a press conference at noon to demand a vote on the bill today.

Moveon.org and Social Security Works will deliver more than 250,000 petitions signed nationwide to Boehner’s office demanding the same.

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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