What is “sequester” and why is it threatening to cut the funding of the 9/11 health and compensation programs?

Posted by Peg Seminario, Safety and Health Director for the AFL-CIO | October 9, 2012

The short version is that sequestration is the automatic, across the board, budget cut for government programs that goes into effect January 2013, unless Congress acts to delay the cuts or reaches some other agreement to address the federal deficit. Continue reading