The Last Government Shutdown Lasted 21 Days

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-- The current government shutdown is heading into its second week.   With no apparent end in sight, some are wondering just how long it might go.

We do know the last government shutdown in late 1995, ran 21 days before Congress and President Clinton reached a deal.   The story above is from December 17, 1995 as former WHNT News 19 reporter Trey Thomas interviewed people at Madison Square Mall about the shutdown.

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  • Chas Holman

    Gee, I thought they said this was about the Affordable Care Act, to illustrate how bad it would be for the country, now they are willing to negotiate ANY cuts instead.

    The Speaker says he doesn’t have the votes, so he wont ALLOW a vote.. just one angry lost soul, who up until just now allowed 42 votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act full well knowing he never had the votes, and a guy who has sent bill after bill to the Senate knowing it doesn’t have the votes.

    I am not a Democrat, but one doesn’t have to be a Democrat to despise with every fiber of their body, what the modern Republican party has become.

    This is a GOP MANUFACTURED economic disaster.

    That’s the way I see it, everyone else’s own mileage may vary.

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