Rep. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) told an audience of National Institutes of Health workers Friday in Bethesda, Md. that their agency could see 100,000 lost jobs from the agency and businesses that work there if sequestration kicks in March 1, WAMU-FM reports.
Cardin also told the audience Congress will likely pass a short-term deal and deal with the sequester again later this year, Matt Bush writes.
NIH workers can protest sequestration by explaining their work at headquarters to the public, Cardin said.
The Washington Post reports Danny Werfel, federal controller of the Office of Management and Budget, has said NIH could have to cut back or delay thousands of research grants and awards.
Research into illnesses could also see reductions, Werfel said.