federal government shutdown history

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    A government shutdown last week would’ve been the 13th in all of U.S. government shutdown history. It was narrowly avoided when a stopgap measure passed through Congress just hours before the Sept. 30 midnight deadline.

    But this was only a temporary solution – the shutdown still looms...

    You see, the stopgap legislation finances the government through Dec. 11.

    Since 1980, there have been 12 government shutdowns.

    Here’s a look at each one...

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