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Friday Links: Why Did the Government Shutdown?

The government shutdown lasted far longer than recommended due to dispute over the spending bill. The number of government owned businesses and organizations that were paused continued to grow in response, so YouTube news channel Sourcefed’s Joe Barreta and Lee Newton reported on what one could and could not do during the government shutdown.

Lacy Hamilton, Editorials Editor

October 23, 2013

Under the Constitution, Congress must pass laws to spend money. If Congress cannot agree on a spending bill by the end of the fiscal year (September 30) the government does not have the legal authority to spend money, leading to a government shutdown. In the case of this year’s government shutdown, Congress and the ...

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