Sequestration: A history

Published On: Feb 26 2013 10:31:38 AM PST   Updated On: Apr 04 2013 05:36:57 AM PDT

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

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A few bills have been passed that in theory would avert sequestration, but in reality couldn’t pass both houses with bipartisan support.

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