The Sequester and You

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Harmful automatic budget cuts aka The Sequester threaten hundreds of thousands of jobs, and cut vital services for children, seniors, people with mental illness and our men and women in uniform.

These cuts will make it harder to grow our economy and create jobs by affecting our ability to invest in important priorities like education, research and innovation, public safety, and military readiness.

President Obama has

A Balanced Plan to Avert the Sequester and Reduce the Deficit:

President's Plan re Sequester

Details re the President’s plan on dealing with the sequester.

Interactive Map: How will the Sequester impact the individual states reports that Congresswoman DeLauro met with twenty-three mayors and first selectmen from nearly every community in the 3rd Congressional District to discuss the automatic federal budget cuts that are taking effect.

“This is something that will happen gradually, but with a profound effect,” DeLauro said. “For example, $2.5 billion will be cut from the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief — that means cuts to direct assistance, Army Corps of Engineer cuts, transportation cuts — all of which will affect the ability of our cities and towns to repair their communities and to make them whole again.”

She said the so-called sequestration cuts will hurt a broad spectrum of people, from special education teachers to air travelers to those who need help paying their heating oil bills.

Share your story on how the budget cuts will effect you and help President Obama put pressure on the Republicans in Congress to reverse the Sequester.