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Timeline: Past government shutdowns

Published On: Oct 02 2013 10:25:59 AM CDT   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.

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Nov. 20, 1981, to Nov. 23, 1981 (Two days): President Ronald Reagan asked for $8.4 billion in spending cuts. When the House of Representatives came back with a bill with more defense cuts than Reagan wanted and a proposal for a pay raise, Reagan vetoed it. Congress passed another bill with fewer cuts, which Regan also vetoed. An extension of current spending was signed to give more time to craft a compromise.

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