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Monday, March 18, 2013

Sequestration as a Budget Enforcement Process: Frequently Asked Questions

Megan S. Lynch
Analyst on Congress and the Legislative Process

This report provides basic information on sequesters generally, particularly those sequesters associated with the Budget Control Act of 2011. This report assumes a basic familiarity with the congressional budget process. For more information on the congressional budget process, see CRS Report 98-721, Introduction to the Federal Budget Process, coordinated by Bill Heniff Jr.

This report focuses on general processes associated with sequesters. Readers with questions about how a potential future sequester might affect a specific program or agency, or how an actual sequester is affecting a specific program or agency, should contact CRS subject matter experts by calling 7-5700 or visiting

Date of Report: March 4, 2013
Number of Pages: 10
Order Number: R42972
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