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White House cancels tours, cites sequestration cuts

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Joel Gehrke

Never say the White House isn’t affected by sequestration. The Visitors Office just notified Congress that tours of the White House are cancelled until further notice.

“Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House Tours will be canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice,” the White House email to legislative offices explains.  “Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours.  We very much regret having to take this action, particularly during the popular Spring touring season.”

Here is the email:

ATTN Interested Parties,

 

Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House Tours will be canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours.

 

We very much regret having to take this action, particularly during the popular Spring touring season.   For updates regarding this situation, please contact the White House Visitors Office 24 Hour Hotline at (202) 456-7041.

 

Sincerely,

 

White House Visitors Office

 

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