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Laura Schoppe’s small business gets about half of its revenue from contracts with the federal government. It’s at risk of losing a chunk of that money in 2013.  Schoppe and thousands of other small companies with federal contracts are watching to see if Congress will stop a mandatory $109 billion in federal budget cuts scheduled to take effect Jan. 2 in what’s being called sequestration. Plans for the cuts were triggered by the failure of Washington lawmakers to strike a budget deal that would begin chipping away at the U.S. deficit.