Students get firsthand civics lesson on cost of sequestration

03/9/2013 | Washington Post, The

As students and families head to Washington, D.C., for upcoming spring break, many will be disappointed by the Obama administration's decision to cancel White House tours because of the sequestration. The self-guided tours were halted Saturday as part of the federal government's efforts to reduce spending. Tens of thousands of people already had the free tickets, provided by congressional offices, when tours were canceled. White House officials expressed regret over the cancellations, but members of Congress say tours of the U.S. Capitol will continue.

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