The United States federal government shutdowns of 1995 and 1995–96 were the result of conflicts between Democratic President Bill Clinton and the Republican Congress over funding for education, the environment, and public health in the 1996 federal budget.
The current title, United States federal government shutdowns of 1995–96, correctly says that there was more than one shutdown, is consistent with the fact that one event lasted from December through January, and saves a few characters by not saying "1995 and 1996". It seems adequate except that it's still somewhat long.
Government shutdowns, in United States politics, refer to a funding gap period that causes a full or partial shutdown of federal government operations and agencies. They are caused when there is a failure to pass a funding legislation to finance the government for its next fiscal year or a temporary funding measure.
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In the United States, a government shutdown is a partial shutdown of some government services. It is not complete anarchy - essential services such as police remain active. The most recent shutdown occurred on January 20, 2018 through January 22, 2018 caused by disputes in immigration and child healthcare.
The government shut down after Clinton vetoed the spending bill the Republican Party-controlled Congress sent him. The federal government of the United States put government workers on furlough and suspended non-essential services from November 14 through November 19, 1995, and from December 16, 1995, to January 6, 1996, for a total of 21 days.
The second shutdown occurred from December 16, 1995 through January 5, 1996. Public opinion polls showed that the majority of Americans blamed Republicans, and this pressure helped bring Republicans to the table to reopen the government.
Although ideological differences continued, Congress and the White House achieved a budget surplus of $69 billion in 1998. The surplus occurred three years after another partial government shutdown in December 1995 that lasted 21 days. The budget surplus increased to $122.7 billion in 1999 and $230 billion in 2000.
At midnight EST on Saturday, December 22, 2018, the Federal government of the United States began a shutdown because neither legislative funding was passed for the upcoming fiscal year or a continuing resolution. It lasted until 25 January 2019, the longest shutdown in history.
Nov. 14, 1995 An employee of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington hangs a sign on the door explaining the reason for the museum closure. The U.S. government sent nearly 800,000...
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