Sequestration: A history

POSTED: 10:31 AM PST Feb 26, 2013    UPDATED: 05:36 AM PDT Apr 04, 2013 

Take a look at the history of sequestration from its first use in the 1980s to today’s cuts.

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The Supreme Court overturned Graham-Rudman-Hollings in 1987, ruling the way the sequestration was set up gave Congress too much power. The law was rewritten and passed again in 1987. The new law called for a balanced budget by 1993.


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