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. 31, 1977, to Nov. 9, 1977 (Eight days): The temporary solution that ended the previous shutdown expired before a compromise was made. Another temporary extension was signed into law.

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