Sequestration: A history

Published On: Feb 26 2013 12:31:38 PM CST   Updated On: Apr 04 2013 07:36:57 AM CDT

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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