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OMB to Federal Agencies: Prepare for Sequestration

By Mari Serebrov
Washington Editor

Thursday, August 2, 2012
WASHINGTON – Hoping it will merely be an exercise in emergency planning, the FDA, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies are being told to begin preparing for sequestration – the across-the-board budget cuts in discretionary spending that will be triggered in January if Congress fails to trim $1.2 trillion from the national deficit.

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