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  • That Time a Lawyer Invented the Government Shutdown - October 28, 2022
  • For nearly 200 years, shutdowns simply didn’t happen, even when Congress didn’t finish spending bills.

    Tom Shoop - Government Executive

    The latest in an intermittent series looking back at groundbreaking, newsmaking, appalling and amusing events in government history.

    At the end of September, in what has become an annual event, Congress and the president agreed on a short-term funding measure to keep federal agencies from having to close their doors. The ritual often includes going to the brink of a government shutdown repeatedly, while the laborious playacting of negotiating an omnibus funding measure for agencies unfolds. 

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