‘Hopeful’ Schumer and ‘cynical’ Gillibrand join to stop sequestration cuts

At a press conference in Midtown this morning, Sen. Chuck Schumer said he still thought a last-minute deal to avert the impending sequestration might come together before the cuts are scheduled to take effect on Friday.

“I am hopeful that both parties will rise to the occasion and avoid sequestration,” Schumer said. “Things do happen at the last minute in Washington. We are hopeful, optimistic that that can happen here.”

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