Across-the-Board budget cuts known as sequestration have begun.
Government agencies will now begin to hack their budgets through September 30th, which is the end of the federal fiscal year.
The cuts are expected to be phased in over the next few months.
Furloughs of government workers will begin several weeks from now.
Congress and President Obama could still stop the cuts in the weeks to come, but neither side has expressed any confidence they will be able to do so.