Update on Sequestration and 9/11 health

Peg Seminario, 911 Health Watch Board member and Director for Safety and Health for the AFL-CIO, has updated her article on the “sequester” – the across the board budget cuts that recently went into effect- and how it will impact both 9/11 Programs.

The article explains that the Victims Compensation Fund faces a $17 million cut for the current fiscal year 2013, with a projected total cut of $166 million over the next 4 years and the WTC Health Program is facing a $ 10.1 million cut for current fiscal year for a total estimated cut of $69 million over the next 4 years.

You can find the article on the 911 Health Watch site.


Ben Chevat
Executive Director
9/11 Health Watch