Sequester: How we got here in eight votes (and one non-vote)

The Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, as Congress works on avoiding the fiscal cliff. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


Sequester: How we got here in eight votes

Washington's latest manufactured crisis is the automatic budget cuts set to go into effect March 1 known as the sequester. This particular crisis is even harder to follow than most because of its complicated back story.Below, how we got to this point in eight votes — and one failure to hold a vote.Raising the debt limit: House Roll Call 46 and Senate Roll Call 14Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (AP)On Jan. 28, 2010, the Senate voted to raise the debt …

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