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Sequestration Archives

Kicking Low-Income Americans While They’re Down

This week we explore sequestration’s effects on a critical source of local economic development funding, the Community Development Block Grant.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, June 24, 2013

Making College Less Accessible for Our Students

GraduationThis week we explore sequestration’s effect on the ability of students to afford a college education in the United States.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, June 10, 2013

Sequestration Hurts All of Us, Not Just Our Most Vulnerable

Three months into sequestration, we take a look at how harmful the phased-in cuts have been.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, May 29, 2013

3 Things You Need to Know About Sequestration and Cuts to Federal Public-Safety Programs

Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes are being left in the dust as sequestration continues to take effect and Congress proposes more cuts to vital services.

By Erik Stegman | Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Housing-Assistance Cuts Target the Most Vulnerable

This week we explore sequestration’s devastating effect on low-income families receiving federal housing assistance, as well as some of the other impacts it is having around the country.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, April 22, 2013

Census Bureau Faces Danger from Budget Cuts and Ideological Grandstanding

Robert Groves article icon Issue Brief Attacking the U.S. Census Bureau today means that government and businesses will be less effective tomorrow.

By Kristina Costa | Thursday, April 18, 2013

Medicare Reductions Are Hurting Elderly Cancer Patients

Kathleen WatsonThis week we explore sequestration’s devastating impact on elderly cancer patients, who depend on Medicare for treatment, as well as some of the other impacts it is having around the country.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, April 15, 2013

Sequestration Nation

SequestrationA look at the damaging effects of sequestration on people across America.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, April 8, 2013

Sequestration and the Failure of the Fourth Estate

Air traffic control tower at Chicago's Midway International AirportReporting that says that the blame for the sequester is to be shared is probably not wrong. But among those who should be at the forefront of sharing that blame are the nation's newspapers and broadcasters.

By Scott Lilly | Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Infographic: Social Programs Cut by the Sequester

Slashing funding for some of our nation's most important social programs in order to preserve certain tax breaks for the wealthy is both drastic and unnecessary.

By Alissa Scheller | Friday, March 1, 2013

Cutting Title X Family Planning in the Sequester Hurts Women’s Reproductive Health

Community health careUnder the sequester, Title X could be cut by $15 million, which would significantly impact critical family-planning and reproductive-health services for women nationwide.

By Lindsay Rosenthal | Thursday, February 28, 2013

6 Ways Sequestration Will Harm Gay and Transgender Americans

John BoehnerSequestration would cut funding for several federal programs that are crucial to the health, wellness, and livelihood of gay and transgender Americans and their families.

By Christopher Frost, Crosby Burns, and Katie Miller | Thursday, February 28, 2013

Low-Income Victims of Domestic Violence Facing a Political Super Storm

Reauthorization of Violence Against Women ActDeep domestic spending cuts under sequestration coupled with the stalled reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act will make a bad situation worse for poor victims of domestic violence and their families.

By Erik Stegman and Katie Wright | Wednesday, February 27, 2013

5 Ways Sequestration Harms Women

Low-income health careLow-income women and women of color would be hit hardest if sequestration takes effect on Friday.

By Lindsay Rosenthal | Monday, February 25, 2013

Sequestration Takes a Big Bite out of Economic Growth

President ObamaFiscal contraction will end up costing GDP $287 billion in 2013 if Congress allows the sequester to go through next week.

By Adam Hersh | Friday, February 22, 2013