Timeline: Past government shutdowns

Posted: 9:27 AM EST Dec 24, 2013   Updated: 10:59 AM EST Dec 18, 2015

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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The U.S. was able to avoid a government shutdown 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, according to the Washington Post, Annenberg School and ABC News.

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