Take a look at the history of sequestration from its first use in the 1980s to today’s cuts.
In the summer of 2011, the United States was going to bump into the debt ceiling, a limit on the government’s borrowing. Without raising the debt ceiling, the government would not have been able to borrow to cover existing debts. House Republicans wanted spending cuts as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling.
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