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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

Infographic: Children and Families with Disabilities Smacked by Sequester

We can either maintain tax breaks for some of the wealthiest Americans for things like yachts, or preserve programs for individuals with disabilities and their families.

by Sarah Baron | Friday, February 22, 2013

Top 10 Reasons Why People of Color Should Care About Sequestration

Nancy Pelosi, Nikita McFarlandSequestration will have a particularly harmful effect on communities of color, who were hit first and worst by the Great Recession and have yet to significantly feel the effects of the recovery.

by Sophia Kerby | Friday, February 22, 2013

Sequestration Is ‘Not a Game’

Secretary of Defense Leon PanettaOutgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta foresees dire national security consequences if automatic across-the-board budget cuts take effect next week.

by Rudy deLeon | Friday, February 22, 2013

Sequestration Threatens to Further Exacerbate Educational Disparities in America

President Barack ObamaCongress must act before the March 1 deadline so that our most disadvantaged children do not lose access to vital education programs and services that are already inequitable at current funding levels.

by Juliana Herman and Kaitlin Pennington | Friday, February 22, 2013

10 Ways the Sequester Will Expose Americans to Greater Health Risks and Other Perils

California wildfire article icon Issue Brief The sequester will have significant impacts on many public health and clean energy programs.

by Daniel J. Weiss, Michael Conathan, Jessica Goad | Friday, February 22, 2013

Infographic: Tax Loopholes for Corporate Jets or Investments in Jobs and Education?

By eliminating a loophole that gives special treatment to corporate jets, Congress could avert cuts that would cost thousands of jobs, hurt millions of disadvantaged students, and force hundreds of thousands of vulnerable families to lose critical nutrition and housing supports this year.

by Melissa Boteach | Thursday, February 14, 2013

7 Ways that Looming Budget Cuts to Public Lands and Oceans Will Affect All Americans

A wildlands firefighter stands in front of a wildfire article icon Issue Brief Sequestration will inflict massive cuts on programs that protect our public lands and oceans—cuts that will impact all of us in a variety of ways.

by Jessica Goad, Michael Conathan, Christy Goldfuss | Thursday, December 6, 2012

What Is at Stake for Communities of Color in the Fiscal Showdown Debate?

Nancy Pelosi, Sander Levin, Steve IsraelIf Congress and President Obama cannot come to an agreement to avoid the fiscal showdown, there will be significant cuts to programs that keep many people out of poverty, in the workforce, and able to pursue the American Dream.

by Vanessa Cárdenas | Monday, December 3, 2012

Caught in the Budget Battle

The Capitol Building book_alt2 icon Report With the current fiscal showdown and sequestration looming, gay and transgender Americans may be caught in the middle of budget cuts and tax hikes unless we work together to minimize the harm to this group of Americans.

by Andrew Cray, Crosby Burns, Erin Fitzgerald | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Military Families Whacked by Sequestration

elementary school classroomChildren from military families are among the first victims of conservative-backed cuts in domestic spending.

by Scott Lilly | Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Oops, I Lost the Airport

Scott Lilly argues that soon-to-be-triggered congressionally mandated spending cuts will close dozens of airports, cost thousands of jobs, and hamper air travel for millions of people.

by Scott Lilly | Wednesday, August 1, 2012