Shreveport City Councilwoman Rose McCulloch just returned from taking care of Shreveport business in Washington DC. While she was there, she sat in on several Sequester meetings, and what she heard she says is troubling.
On March 27th, basically the money runs out. The Federal Government is currently being funded by a measure that expires March 27.
The possible second round could impact those in need the most. Temporary Assistance for Needy Familys, or TANF, is expected to take a big hit. It's a mandatory program, but needs periodic reauthorization. Under it include programs like WIC, Meals on Wheels, and Headstart.
"After my visit to Capitol Hill it's clear that people here in Shreveport need to be aware of what's coming. These cuts could go after those most in need and can cause the community to suffer," McCulloch said.