What is sequestration? How could it affect kids?
Our newsletter this week tackled “sequestration,” a congressional plan for massive federal spending cuts that could affect programs children depend on. You can sign up for our newsletter by entering your email address under “Stay Informed” on the homepage.
This newsletter often picks a single topic, like food assistance, and talks about how it could come under congressional attack. This week we turn to “sequestration,” a congressional plan to slash funding from many programs at once, including some that children depend on.
Remember last fall, when we faced a national crisis over the debt ceiling? In the deal Congress finally made, it agreed to compromise on the federal budget or else cut spending automatically across the board – that “or else” is sequestration. The congressional “super committee” was tasked with finding the compromise that would save the federal budget from the messy, indiscriminate knifework that sequestration implied.