Timeline: Past government shutdowns

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:27:32 AM CST   Updated On: Oct 17 2013 08:25:12 AM CDT

After 16 days, the partial government shutdown is finally over. Look back at the 17 other times our country has closed its doors.

1995 shutdown Gingrinch Clinton
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Nov. 13, 1995, to Nov. 19, 1995 (Five days): The Republican-controlled Congress passed a budget bill that raised Medicare premiums and required a balanced budget in seven years, which President Bill Clinton vetoed. An agreement was made to partially fund the government until a compromise was reached, and Clinton agreed to balance the busget within seven years.

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