July 27, 2017 12:28 pm

The History Of Government Shutdowns

Government shutdown

The US government shutdown of 2013 is only the latest of government shutdowns. Since 1976, when the modern congressional budgeting process took effect, a total of 17 separate government shutdowns have taken place. These “spending gaps”, in Hill jargon, are unique from one another in terms of political circumstances, experiences and the subsequent consequences. The […]

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