Automatic spending cuts are set to roll in on March first and local representative Cheri Bustos is calling for a continuous session until a deal is reached.
Bustos said she understands how the sequester will affect the Rock Island Arsenal as well as our Quad City economy.
"For those who it passes, there will be less money to spend in our region," Bustos said. "They'll have less money to go out to eat. They'll have less money to go the movies. Just to spend in our communities. This will be a real impact on small businesses."
Bustos said the government can not allow the sequester to happen.
Lawmakers will meet tomorrow to try to work out a last minute deal.