Federal Relations

Sequestration Transparency Act Signed Into Law

On August 7th, President Obama signed into law HR 5872, the Sequestration Transparency Act (PL 112-155). As previously reported on this site, in July, Congress overwhelmingly cleared the bill which requires the Administration to report, within 30 days, the effects of the automatic budget sequester at the “program, project and activity level.”  The Administration will have to clarify the reductions that will result from the looming across-the-board cuts of sequestration.  This information will be made public shortly after Labor Day, and should help UW and others plan for the impacts of sequestration.