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DataPoint: What Happens During a Government Shutdown

 
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Each year, Congress is required to adopt at least one budget resolution to establish its budgetary goals for the upcoming fiscal year. Check out the full infographic to learn about the congressional procedure for budget reconciliation.  

A government shutdown occurs when the president and Congress fail to pass a new spending bill before the previous legislation that authorizes spending expires. Pro's DataPoint reporting team put together an infographic that breaks down what happens during a government shutdown. 

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Overview of what happens during a government shutdown


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