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1990s government shutdown cost $2b+, nearly $80 million a day

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Shuttering the government has costs of its own: A pair of government shutdowns in 1995 and 1996 cost the federal government more than $2 billion in today's dollars, or nearly $80 million a day. A 1996 congressional report estimated that it cost $1.4 billion to shut down the government for 27 days. Tensions between the Republican-led House and the Democratic White House led to additional...

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