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INFO: Full List of Potential Sequestration Cuts

On Friday, automatic spending cuts - referred to as sequestration - are set to take effect unless Congress can agree on an alternate plan for the federal budget.

Here is a list of the areas of the government that will be affected, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget. The sequester will cut $55 billion from defense in 2013 and $27 billion from the non-defense discretionary budget.


* A reduction in readiness of many non-deployed units

* Delays in investments in new equipment and facilities

* Cutbacks in equipment repairs

* Declines in military research and development efforts

* Reductions in base services for military families


* Education grants to states and local school districts supporting smaller classes, after-school programs, and children with disabilities would suffer.

* Number of FBI agents, Customs and Border Patrol agents, correctional officers, and federal prosecutors would be slashed.

* FAA's ability to oversee and manage the nation's airspace and air traffic control would be reduced.

* Department of Agriculture's efforts to inspect food processing plants would be curtailed.

* Environmental Protection Agency's ability to protect the water we drink and the air we breathe would be degraded.

* National Institutes of Health would have to halt or curtail scientific research, including needed research into cancer and childhood diseases

* Housing programs and food assistance for low-income families would be cut

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