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The White House released a breakdown of how Maryland, Virginia and D.C. would be affected.
President Obama will visit a shipbuilding operation in Newport News on Tuesday, just days before the March 1 deadline for automatic spending cuts to kick in.
While Congress attempts to stave off the devastating across-the-board spending cuts known as "sequestration," Republican Sen. Rand Paul says it wouldn't be such a bad idea if the sequester goes through.
Department of Agriculture inspectors could be furloughed for up to 15 days under sequestration. That would force meatpacking plants to intermittently shut down and would result in less meat in grocery stores. Prices would rise.
Virginia defense and hi-tech industries are sure to take a hit
A top Navy official says without a budget deal by the congressional deadline in March, a famed Navy and Marine Corps flight team could be grounded.
It's not the combat readiness or the courage of the men and women that wear the Marine Corps uniform that keeps the commandant of the Corps up at night. It's apprehension about looming budget cuts.
Many veterans and their families are eyeing the fiscal cliff and the possibility that sequestration may cut into their benefits.