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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Oct. 3, 1984, to Oct. 5, 1984 (One day): It took longer than three days to reach a compromise. Ultimately, the water and civil rights measures were removed from the spending bill and a compromise was reached on the crime measure. Also, a measure funding the Nicaraguan Contras was added.

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