With Congress Out, Contractors Count Down To Sequestration

Law360, New York (February 19, 2013, 8:36 PM EST) -- Congress's weeklong recess leaves only four legislative days between lawmakers' return to work and the start of sequestration, and the ticking clock leaves contractors pessimistic that Congress will act to avert the automatic budget cuts in time.

President Barack Obama tried to put pressure on Congress to deal with the budget cuts, set to slash roughly $100 billion from the government's 2013 spending, during an address Tuesday. Flanked by firefighters and other first responders who could suffer layoffs and furloughs if government spending is cut, Obama...
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