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Fact check: Kamala Harris' claim about the longest government shutdown in U.S. Fact check: Kamala Harris' claim about the longest government shutdown in U.S.
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Is it true that the longest U.S. government shutdown was 21? Is it true that the longest U.S. government shutdown was 21?
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Kamal Harris, U.S. Senator for California. Former CA Attorney General,  <a href="https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1081754981869465600">wrote a tweet</a>, commenting about the ongoing government shutdown, she claimed the following:  Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator for California <a href="https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1081754981869465600">wrote a tweet</a> commenting on the ongoing US federal government shutdown. In it she made the following claim:
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<strong>Claim: </strong> <strong>Claim: </strong>
" The longest government shutdown in U.S. history was 21 days" " The longest government shutdown in U.S. history was 21 days"
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<strong>Fact check:</strong> <strong>Fact check:</strong>
<strong>Yes.</strong> To date, the longest shutdown of the federal government of the United States was from <strong>16 December, 1995 </strong>to <strong>6 January, 1996</strong>, for a total of <strong>21 days</strong>. We therefore rate the statement from Senator Harris as <strong>True</strong>. <strong>Yes.</strong> To date, the longest shutdown of the federal government of the United States was from <strong>16 December, 1995 </strong>to <strong>6 January, 1996</strong>, for a total of <strong>21 days</strong>. We therefore rate the statement from Senator Harris as <strong>True</strong>.
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<p>From Wikipedia:</p> <p>From Wikipedia:</p>
<p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_government_shutdowns_of_1995–1996" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_government_shutdowns_of_1995–1996</a></p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_government_shutdowns_of_1995–1996" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_government_shutdowns_of_1995–1996</a></p>

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