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.

Shutdown History - 2013
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Oct. 1, 2013 to Oct. 17, 2013 (16 days): A Republican-controlled House passed a budget plan that included a provision to defund President Barack Obama's signature health care plan, which had major provisions scheduled to start Oct. 1. The Democratically-controlled Senate refused to pass the funding bill with health care amendments attached. A shutdown commenced, and the health care law still went into effect. More than two weeks later, Congress reached a shutdown-ending, debt ceiling-raising deal that left the Affordable Care Act virtually unscathed.

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