The clock continues to tick towards Jan. 1, 2013 when a mandatory 10 percent cut in the federal budget is scheduled to kick in.
The $1.2 trillion cuts will hit federal workers and contractors, and the Pentagon hard. But local D.C. leaders say it will also deeply cut or eliminate funding to much smaller programs that they will either have to pay for or end.
"The question is not what programs it's gonna hit? It's what programs is sequestration not going to hit?" says Prince William County Supervisor Frank Principi, who is also the chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.