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Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 8:51 PM
By Mark Segraves

Gray: Sequestration Cost D.C. Thousands of Jobs

Many people and jurisdictions feel the impact of sequestration, but Mayor Vincent Gray says the federal budget cuts hit the District harder than any other area, with thousands of jobs lost. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 at 10:13 PM
By Matthew Stabley

Sequestration Blamed for End of White House Tours

Sequestration Blamed for End of White House Tours

White House tours will continue through Friday, but after that they will not be offered, and the White House says it’s because of sequestration. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 8:56 PM
By Julie Carey

Sequestration Casts Shadow on Fairfax County Budget

A property tax hike could be on the horizon for Fairfax County homeowners if the Board of Supervisors follows County Executive Ed Long's budget proposal. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 5:31 AM
By Chuck Thies

Thies: Sequester This

Thies: Sequester This

Are you tired of hearing about sequestration? Let's just get the darn thing started and see what happens. Read »

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 10:30 PM

McDonnell Asks Obama to Avoid Sequestration

McDonnell Asks Obama to Avoid Sequestration

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell asked President Barack Obama in a letter to make good on his campaign pledge to avert automatic cuts to federal spending that would disproportionately damage Virginia. Read »

Friday, Feb 8, 2013 at 10:18 PM
By David Culver

N. Va. Already Feeling Potential Effects of Sequestration

Sequestration could have a huge impact in northern Virginia, where residents won’t have to be federal employees to feel the effects. Read »

Monday, Jul 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM
By Julie Carey

Northern Virginia Rally Against Sequestration

A large group of government contractors gathered in northern Virginia Monday to urge Congress to act before damaging automatic budget cuts take place. Read »

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