White House report details sequestration impacts on SC

WASHINGTON, DC (WCSC) - The White House has released a report detailing the impacts sequestration would have on South Carolina.

In a report released over the weekend, the Obama Administration said impacts to take effect in 2013 alone include: cuts to funding of teachers and schools, reduction in work-study jobs, loss of Head Start services for approximately 900 children, loss of funding for protections for clean air and clean water, and a loss of $62 million in military base funding and $19 million in Air Force funding.

The report also states funding would be lost for programs covering child care, vaccinations, public health, and nutrition assistance for seniors, among others.

The sequester will go into effect on March 1 unless Congress and the White House can reach a compromise over a new deal.

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