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The sequester is a budget cut affecting the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies. The sequester, first proposed in 2011 by the then-House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, would reduce spending by $85 billion through March 2017, with $55 billion coming from the Defense Department. The cuts would be evenly distributed across all federal agencies and account for just 1 percent of the $3.6 trillion federal budget.

Supporters of the sequester argue that it is necessary to reduce federal spending to rein in the national debt, while opponents argue that the cuts will have little impact on the budget deficit and will hurt military readiness.

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