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The White House compiled its state-by-state reports from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers reflect the impact of the cuts this year. Unless Congress acts by Friday, $85 billion in cuts are set to take effect from March to September.
As to whether states could move money around to cover shortfalls, the White House said that depends on state budget structures and the specific programs. The White House did not have a list of which states or programs might have flexibility.
Republican leaders were not impressed by the state-by-state reports.
"It’s time for the White House to stop spending all its time campaigning, and start finding smarter ways to reduce the deficit," said McConnell.
Associated Press writers Ken Thomas and Josh Lederman contributed to this report.
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