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The Real-World Effect of the ‘Sequester’

February 22, 2013, 10:00am ET - 11:30am ET

On March 1, 2013, a set of large, automatic, across-the-board spending cuts—known as the “sequester”—is scheduled to kick in. These cuts, deliberately designed to be damaging, will affect a wide array of government services, investments, protections, and benefits. Everything from military readiness to cancer research to nutrition assistance for pregnant women will feel the pinch. If Congress does not act to avert these cuts, the effects will be felt all across the nation.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion featuring a diverse panel of experts who will explain, in vivid detail, what the sequester will mean for ordinary Americans, and for the country as a whole.