With just a few hours until the sequester hits, many fear what spending cuts of more than 85 billion dollars could mean for them.
Some have been predicting the worst, the latest fears are cuts to airports which could see long lines and major delays as soon as this spring.
According to the Secretary of Homeland Security , the cuts would push the Transportation Security Administration to furlough its 50,000 officers for up to seven days and eliminate overtime.
The TSA would also need to initiate a hiring freeze for all transportation security officer positions in march, furlough its 50,000 officers for up to seven days and eliminate overtime.
“There is always anticipations on what could and couldn't happen so it's really hard to speculate what could happen with this,”said Airport spokesman, Brent McHenry.
One thing McHenry knows, is that the Dane County Regional Airport, which averages about 100 departures and arrivals a day, isn't worried about the cuts.
“We have been assured locally that our day to day operations won't be affected by the act and that includes everything from tower operations to TSA staffing,”said McHenry.