It's back--that word "sequestration" has led higher education leaders across Texas to join together in a letter to Congressional Lawmakers--demanding they take action now.
"We would hope that when lawmakers are in Washington making budget decisions, they would look at the contributions of higher education" said Jenny Lacoste-Caputo with the University of Texas in Austin. She told 550 KTSA News sequestration restraints simply make it tougher for students to attend college.
"That has an impact for them (students), for their future, for their family. It has an impact on the economy of our state down the road" Lacoste-Caputo said. She said the economic impact could be devastating.
"Research--so many of our great technological discoveries, discoveries in health care--and contributions to our state's economy come from research at our public universities" Lacoste-Caputo said.