The ‘sequester’ reductions range from $6 million in the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust to $1 million to wool manufacturers in a homeland-security program.
Political news from today’s Times plus a look at the weekly addresses and the latest happenings in Washington.
Mitt Romney grants his first interview since the election, and Speaker John A. Boehner and White House adviser Gene Sperling join the political shows to talk about sequestration.
The latest budget impasse ushered in a new round of austerity, with the nation facing reduced federal services, canceled contracts and layoffs from cuts that reduce projected deficits but could hamper the economy.
The violation is believed to involve former executives with Las Vegas Sands, which is controlled by Sheldon Adelson, and their efforts to expand in China.
The Washington metropolitan area is in line to experience the largest economic hit of any region from the $85 billion in spending cuts that President Obama made official on Friday.
Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, gave an unflinching review Sunday of his unsuccessful campaign, admitting his shortcomings and disappointments but vowing to remain a force in American politics.