In Washington, D.C., the federal government will soon take more than three-quarters of a million dollars ($760,000) out of West Virginia's fish, wildlife, and law enforcement programs. It has the name "budget sequestration". What this amounts to is a practically across-the-board cuts to government spending. This revenue, supposed to go to all states outdoor programs mentioned above, will now go to new health care programs. These mandated cuts will go into effect come January, 1, 2013, if congress fails to agree on a budget by December 31, 2012. The congress did pass a law that required the cuts, but left it up to the White House, executive-department heads, and bureaucrats to decide which programs to cut and which to exempt.