All eyes are on Congress to stall a series of automatic cuts, called the "sequester."
Their deadline is this Friday, March 1st.
Congress has to come to an agreement or it could result in a significant loss of money for almost every area of government across the state of Pennsylvania.
Mercyhurst University professor, Dr. Michael Federici tells us it's almost a trillion dollars across the nation.
A failure to resolve the issue would result in the furlough of 26-thousand civilian military employees, 2.9 million dollars for substance abuse programs, 1.2 million to respond to public health threats, 26.4 million for primary and secondary education, leaving close to 360 teachers without jobs, and 21.4 million to educate kids with disabilities.
Another issue is spending cuts at local airports.
If these cuts do go into effect on Friday, passengers could be facing major delays.
But the good news is the Federal Aviation Administration did put out a list naming what airports would be impacted, and the Erie International Airport is not on that list.