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Pending Federal Budget Sequestration Process & Potential Impact on Counties


Posted Date: 
October 26, 2012

Presentation  |  PDF

The National Association of Counties has prepared a Power Point that discusses the "Fiscal Cliff" and "Sequestration" that the Federal Government is facing that you have probably all heard about

Some of the slide highlights of what will take place if the Lame Duck Session does not act.

  • Discussion about why sequestration is taking place and what it is
  • Nearly one-third of federal spending is financed by debt
  • Health Care costs are the primary driver of the national debt
  • Total required sequestration spending reduction is $1.2 Trillion from FY-13 to FY-21
  • Partial list of programs Exempt from Sequestration
  • Partial list of programs affected by Sequestration, including: Rural Development, EPA Grants, FEMA Disaster Preparedness and Disaster Relief, Essential Air Service, Aging Services, Juvenile Justice, PILT, Federal Aid Highways,
  • How Sequestration can be avoided 
  • Additional Fiscal Cliff topics on the table

County Officials are encouraged to review the attached file and engage our Congressional members to advocate for a balanced approach.

Download the Presentation Here