Federal sequestration likely to cut $3B in Sandy relief aid by March 1

President Barack Obama is urging Congress to avert

President Barack Obama is urging Congress to avert the across-the-board budget cuts. (February 22, 2013 5:36 PM)

Federal funding allocated to hurricane relief may be on the chopping block if lawmakers in Washington fail to confront a looming budget crisis.

If a deal is not reached by next Friday, nearly $3 billion in Hurricane Sandy relief will be cut. The cuts, which are set to take effect March 1, will also force unpaid furloughs across the nation and will threaten programs including Head Start and...

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