Knowing Your Government: What Does Sequester Mean To Me & My Family

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    Earlier this week Congress attempted to pass bill to stop the sequester.

    The bill has little chance of passing even the Democratic-controlled Senate, as it would replace the sequester with $110 billion in deficit reduction that includes $55 billion in new tax hikes that are anathema to Republicans. GOP leaders are expected to block the measure.

    Republicans have said they will agree to no deal that includes new taxes, and they have shown no sign of moving from their position.

    Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said he would not support a bill to halt $85 billion in cuts scheduled for 2013 by paying for it with offsets spread over the next decade.

    Under sequestration, federal funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act will be reduced by $1,053,600,000 in 2013, or 28 percent of the total reduction to education programs.

     

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