What Sequester Means in the Real World

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  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Education
  • WIC
  • Head Start
  • Rental Assistance
  • Senior Meals
  • Mental Health Services
  • Homelessness Programs
  • Emergency Responders
  • Small Businesses
  • Research and Innovation
  • Food Safety
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In addition to the loss of at least 1,600 state and local jobs, approximately 600,000 women and children would be dropped from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children from March through September. "The program could be cut by $543 million—a devastating loss to the more than 450,000 people of color who benefit from its services," says American Progress.

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