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Sequester Effects

Sam Stein

How Sequestration Is Gutting The Public Defender System | Sam Stein | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

It's roughly 164 miles from Lubbock, Texas, to Abilene; not the furthest drive you can do in the Lone Star State but still a bit of a haul. On a good ...

Sam Stein

Can't Stop Cancer Clinic Sequester Cuts, Obama Administration Says | Sam Stein | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government does not have the power to stop federal budget sequestration cuts to cancer treatments for certain Medicare patie...

How America Became a Third World Country

Mattea Kramer | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Mattea Kramer

It's 2023 -- and this is America 10 years after the first across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration went into effect.

Sam Stein

Companies Launched Pricey Efforts To Avoid Sequester | Sam Stein | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As sequestration cuts grew more likely during the first two months of 2013, one industry found profit in budget belt-tightening. Organiz...

Jason Linkins

Lawmakers Suddenly Aghast That Sequestration Actually Does Stuff | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

Way back in August of 2011, Congress passed a law called the Budget Control Act, which raised the debt ceiling, enacted a tranche of spending cuts, cr...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Hits Blind Workers | Sam Stein | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In one of the more dramatic examples of budget cuts affecting the most vulnerable in society, non-profit groups that employ the visually...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Forces Cancer Patients To Travel Thousands Of Miles For Treatment | Sam Stein | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials in rural areas will have to travel thousands of miles to continue their treatments as a...

Ryan J. Reilly

Public Defender Fires Himself To Limit Sequestration's Impact | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As he looked over his office's budget sheets alongside his administrative assistant, Steve Nolder, the director of the public defender's...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Begins To Sting Communities | Sam Stein | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's now an article of faith that dire sequestration warnings were overblown. New studies downsize potential job losses because of th...

Jason Linkins

Politico Articles On Sequestration Effects Ignore Actual Impact On Public | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

One thing that's important to understand is that sequestration is doing exactly what it was designed to do -- slowly grind away at the basic services ...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Guts Program For Low-Income Children | Sam Stein | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Citing budget cuts caused by sequestration, a Head Start program near Fayetteville, Ark., has decided to take the dramatic step of closi...

Sam Stein

Air Traffic Controller Furloughed Just One Week After Winning Safety Award | Sam Stein | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On March 6, Louella Hollingsworth was presented with the League Medal of Safety Award by the National Air Traffic Controllers Associatio...

Sequestration To Force Weeklong Closure Of Government Agency

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday said it plans to shut its doors for a total of seven...

Aaron Sankin

How Will The Sequester Cuts Affect California? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.25.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- As the countdown to the $85 billion in federal spending cuts triggered by the sequester ticks down to less then a week, the Obama Adm...

4 Possible Environmental Effects Of The Government Sequester

Posted 02.22.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: America may have dodged the fiscal cliff in January, but the country's finances aren't off the chopp...