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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Sept. 30, 1982, to Oct. 2, 1982 (One day): Due to social events around D.C., Congress scheduled the vote on the spending bill too late to get it signed in time to prevent a shutdown.

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