December 4, 2016 4:11 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 […]

The Government Shutdown And Debt Ceiling Battles Could Be A Total Disaster For The GOP

The coming battles over a bill to keep the government funded and raising the debt ceiling could turn into a disaster for Republicans, a new CNN/ORC poll suggests. According to the poll, 51% of respondents would blame Congressional Republicans in the case of a government shutdown. That’s up from 40% the last time a government […]

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