Timeline: Past government shutdowns

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:27:32 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 18 2015 09:59:42 AM CST

A government shutdown was avoided when leaders in Congress agreed on a temporary spending bill. Here's a look back at what caused past government shutdowns and how they turned out.

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Nov. 10, 1983, to Nov. 14, 1983 (Three days): The Democratic-controlled House added $1 billion in education spending and cut foreign aid, two moves Reagan opposed. The two parties eventually compromised, reducing the increase in education funding and providing funds for Reagan's previously-nixed missile program, among others.

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