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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Sept. 30, 1984, to Oct. 3, 1984 (Two days): A spending bill was tied to crime-prevention funding, water projects and a civil rights measure. Reagan wanted the crime measure, but not the other two. A three-day extension was passed so the two sides could negotiate a compromise.

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